Sean Dyche makes fresh Everton takeover admission as 777 Partners and Premier League wait goes on

Everton manager Sean Dyche. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)Everton manager Sean Dyche. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Everton manager Sean Dyche. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) | Getty Images
777 Partners agreed to purchase Everton from Farhad Moshiri in September but a decision is still to be made.

Sean Dyche remains relaxed about 777 Partners' prospective Everton takeover - and believes that the long wait is different from the one in regards to their points deduction appeal.

The Toffees finally learned earlier this week that their punishment for breaching Premier League profit and sustainability rules was reduced from 10 to six. It moved Everton up to 15th in the table and five points above the relegation zone.

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However, the Premier League have still to decide whether 777's purchase of the club will be ratified or rejected. It was revealed last September that the Miami-based firm had agreed to purchase Farhad Moshiri's 94.1% majority stake.

Richard Masters, the Premier League's chief executive, told a DCMS commission more than a month ago that he hoped a decision would be made in weeks. Yet despite 777 loaning the club around £190 million, they remain in the dark.

Dyche, speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday's clash against West Ham, believes the Everton squad will benefit from the clarity of knowing their points appeal has been resolved. But because a potential takeover does not impact what happens on the pitch, the players will not be worried.

The Everton boss said: "It's out of my hands, that. Just wait and see what happens. I've got no news to report. Nothing has changed from my point of view and until it does, I'm sure I'll inform you. It's an ongoing process.

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"The points tally and the appeal was a much different situation. They're not worried about takeovers, it's miles above what you do on the football pitch, that's for another way. Their focus would have been on that appeal process, finding where is it now, it's been dragging on and on, everyone wants to know. That is more important in their world, getting points on the board and deliveries on the pitch."

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