Although Everton are yet to find a new manager, work is still taking place in the boardroom and with majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri already putting a substantial amount of money into the club, he has now decided to invest a further £100m.
A decision that means Moshiri now owns a 94.1% stake in the Goodison Park outfit and although this cash injection will help balance the books on Merseyside, it does not necessarily mean a change of fortunes on the pitch.
Because with Rafa Benitez being shown the exit door in the week, it means that a seventh manager will soon be appointed in just six years and with Everton’s financier being responsible for all the hiring and firing in that time, he will once again be required to make an important decision.
A decision that also needs to be made amongst the backdrop of current turmoil and with former boss Benitez and former Director of Football Marcel Brands failing out behind the scenes, they both find themselves now looking for gainful employment.
Which means whoever is installed as the next Everton boss, will also need to build a new structure in terms of recruitment and such a task could either be a help or a hindrance to any manager in waiting.
On our first episode of the new Odds On Podcast, we discussed the runners and riders for the position and with Duncan Ferguson being the current favourite, he will see the visit of Aston Villa tomorrow as something of a job interview.
If he can lead his temporary charges to victory, then it will only serve to increase his chances of landing the role on a permanent basis. While failure to come out on top, will mean that the stock of both Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard will only rise further.
With a rare winter break around the corner, Everton’s board are at least fortunate enough to have been given time to decide Benitez’s successor. Get that decision wrong and betting on Everton in relegation market, suddenly becomes more appealing.