Supervisor Sean Dyche says he “cannot management” the off-field uncertainties at Everton amid a doable takeover and the beginning of a disciplinary listening to.
The membership had been set to go earlier than an impartial fee subsequent Wednesday over an alleged breach of the Premier League’s monetary truthful play guidelines.
However reports counsel the listening to has already began this week and BBC Sport understands it will likely be numerous weeks earlier than the end result is revealed.
Dyche mentioned it’s an “ongoing course of”.
Everton had been referred in March by the Premier League, however specifics of the Monetary Honest Play (FFP) case weren’t revealed.
In March, the membership introduced monetary losses for the fifth successive 12 months after reporting a £44.7m deficit in 2021-22.
The determine took their cumulative losses over the previous 5 years to greater than £430m.
Below Premier League guidelines, golf equipment are permitted losses of as much as £105m over a three-year interval, however Everton blamed the Covid-19 pandemic for a part of the losses.
The Toffees have denied wrongdoing and mentioned they had been “ready to robustly defend” their place, whereas it’s unknown what sanctions they might face from the decision.
“I’ve stepped into the center of it and it isn’t one thing that entails me because the supervisor,” mentioned Dyche when requested concerning the listening to.
“I’ll wait and see what the end result is and what the timelines are. On the minute I do not know any greater than that.
“I’m simply taking a look at what we are able to management. I actually cannot management any of that facet of the membership. There aren’t any messages, it’s a reality, it is an ongoing course of concerning the listening to.
In the meantime, discussions over Everton’s takeover by 777 Companions are persevering with, amid reports on Wednesday that the deal had stalled as a result of the corporate had not been capable of present related monetary info to regulators.
Final month, Blues proprietor Farhad Moshiri agreed to promote his 94% stake within the membership to the Miami-based funding firm.
The takeover is present process the regulatory course of from the Premier League, Soccer Affiliation (FA) and Monetary Conduct Authority (FCA) and it’s understood the procedures often take about 12 weeks from settlement to completion.
In an announcement to BBC Sport, 777 mentioned it had “submitted all related documentation to the Monetary Conduct Authority” consistent with the “requests and indicative timings”.
Talking at a information convention earlier than Saturday’s Merseyside derby towards Liverpool, Dyche mentioned: “Relating to the takeover, I’ve met them (777) for an off-the-cuff assembly and all this stuff take quite a lot of time.
“I do not know the precise timescales on that both. They do take quite a lot of time in my restricted information from afar seeing these takeovers.”
Requested if the off-field scenario is a distraction to him and the squad, Dyche replied: “I’m not taking a look at that, I actually have not heard any voices across the altering room talking about it or the employees.
“Everybody is concentrated on what we do.”
Everton lie sixteenth within the desk with two victories from their opening eight video games and journey to metropolis rivals Liverpool (kick-off 12:30 BST), who’re in fourth place, three factors off high spot.