BILL KENWRIGHT has reassured Everton fans he will not miss an opportunity to persuade David Moyes to sign a new contract.
The Blues chairman, left, stressed his admiration for the man he appointed as Goodison boss in 2002, and insisted the lines of communication between the pair remain robust as he bids to extend the Scot’s spell on Merseyside.
Moyes is out of contract in the summer and yet to agree a new deal, but Kenwright knows how important he is to the club. He said: “We talk up to four times a day and everyone knows that I think – and every Evertonian thinks – he is the best thing to happen to this football club for a long, long time.
“He is the greatest manager for this football club and he and I know we will be sitting down and talking about it. That is a given.
“It’s been a really good start to the season.”
The theatre impresario was also quick to rubbish suggestions Everton are among a small band of Premier League clubs reportedly in opposition to Uefa’s Financial Fair Play proposals.
“We are not against any kind of financial fair play,” he said. “We have to abide by financial fair play because we wouldn’t exist if we didn’t. We are not against it, but we just want more talk and more consultation about it.
“There are a lot of people who don’t understand it and it needs more discussion. We have got to make sure that the clubs that do have a tough road to survival can stand up and be counted alongside the clubs that have huge incomes thanks largely to benefactor owners.”
Kenwright, who also spoke proudly of recent high-profile awards for Everton’s world-renowned charity, Everton In The Community, along with Leon Osman’s impressive England debut on Wednesday, reserved special praise for Evertonian boxer Tony Bellew, who fights in Nottingham tonight.
Bellew trains at Finch Farm and enters the ring to Z-Cars, and Kenwright said: “We are also proud of Tony.
“We are proud of our own and you couldn’t get a more humble, committed, winner of a lad than him. There will be many Evertonians watching him.”