REPORT : Tony Bellew is furious with the Everton players and says he’s “sick” of assigning blame for problems to managers.

Speaking live on talkSPORT (19 October), the former boxer claimed the Toffees have had exceptional managers in the dugout in recent history who have failed to bring results, meaning the players must take more responsibility.


Bellew insisted the club need to have faith in a manager instead of returning to the “revolving door” of appointments that has brought them no success.

Bellew said: “We need some kind of stability at our club.

We need to believe and stick with a manager right til the end.

I’m sick of the revolving door going around and managers going in and going out – I’ve really had enough of it now.

“We need to show faith in the one that we’ve got. Ultimately, instead of blaming managers, I’ve got to be totally honest, the buck needs to start stopping in the dressing room with the lads, and they all know that.

“We can’t keep blaming the managers.

We’ve had some of the best managers the game’s [seen].

We’ve had the likes of Carlo Ancelotti, the likes of your Ronald Koemans, your Roberto Martinez’s, your David Moyes’.

“I’m sick of blaming managers. At some point or another, someone’s got to go, ‘Right, sort these out.”

While the players must give 100 per cent in every minute of football they play, they can’t be solely blamed the Everton’s continued struggle in recent seasons.

Everton’s managerial appointments have been mostly unsuccessful. While the likes of Koeman left after poor form, the Goodison Park faithful would kill to finish in seventh place like the Dutchman achieved. Nethertheless, Everton of 2023 is a long away from the Everton of 2017, and Toffees fans have adjusted expectations accordingly.

This season, the players have put in good performances and have been adept at creating chances. The recurring problem is the poor finishing up top, but Sean Dyche will back himself to change the fortunes of the likes of Beto and Arnaut Danjuma.


While managers would certainly have a huge say in recruitment, the frequent high spending on underwhelming players has been a major downfall.

Then, after the “revolving door” of managers, the profile of the squad has become a hodgepodge of different bosses’ philosophies who retained little resale value after their poor form.

Everton desperately needs Dyche to work at the club and bring the needed sustainability, but Goodison Park has rarely been a predictable place


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