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Jamie Carragher names the worst-run team in the Premier League

Jamie Carragher has named the worst-run team in the Premier League
Jamie Carragher has named the worst-run team in the Premier League / Pool/GettyImages

Jamie Carragher has claimed that Everton are the worst-run team in the Premier League, and maybe even in the whole of Europe.

Everton have struggled this season in the league and find themselves 17th on the table, having lost eight of their last 10 league games.

The Toffees are in the middle of an ugly relegation scrap, and Carragher did not hold back branding the Merseyside club as “the worst run club” in England.

He said on Sky Sports’ The Overlap Live (via Liverpool Echo): “I think Everton are the worst run club in the country, probably one the worst run in Europe. They must be. They have to be. And that’s not just because they’ve spent lots of money and it hasn’t worked – that’s happened before.

"Some of the things that Everton do, it's unbelievable. When you think about what they did in January - bringing two full-backs in and then sacking the manager a week later. Bringing [Anwar] El Ghazi in - what was that all about? They brought El Ghazi in from Aston Villa. A winger. I don't even know why.

"That's why they've had five or six managers. I think any manager who goes into any club thinks he's the guy to turn this around. That's why I fear for Frank [Lampard] a little bit, because Everton Football Club now is not a place that you'd want to go as a manager. There's that much going on around you, it's an absolute mess.

"The owner hasn't got a clue has he? You've obviously got the [Alisher] Usmanov thing right now. But in terms of those players, I said a few weeks ago, they're a disgrace."

Carragher's outlook for Everton was backed-up by fellow panellist Gary Neville, who feared the worst for the Blues. Neville said: "I think Everton or Leeds could go down. I do."

"I think if Everton lose to Burnley, you'll go down," Carragher added. "There's obviously panic around Everton, because they're such a huge football club. Burnley and Watford are used to being down there and more often than not eventually they'll go down, but I just think if Everton have a bad defeat at home, imagine what effect that will have."

Everton play West Ham United at the London Stadium on Sunday, before taking on Burnley on April 6. They are currently three points above the relegation zone with two games in hand.