Ally McCoist calls on Everton to make vast improvements after lowest top-flight finish since 2004

‘There’s no getting away from it, I definitely thought they underachieved’: Ally McCoist calls on Everton to make vast improvements next season after claiming they wanted the season to end ever since Project Restart got underway

  • Everton finished 12th in the Premier League, their lowest position since 2004 
  • Supporters have questioned if progrees has been made under Fahrad Moshiri 
  • They have spent heavily on the likes of Richarlison and Alex Iwobi recently
  • But Ally McCoist has called for improvements after their ‘disappointing’ season
  • McCoist was speaking about his career on The Gary Newbon Sport Show

Ally McCoist has urged Everton to make significant improvements next season after labelling their most recent efforts ‘disappointing’.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side finished 12th in the recently-concluded Premier League season, their lowest in the top flight since 2004.

That has prompted supporters to question whether there has been any on-pitch progression under the ownership of Farhad Moshiri, with the club having spent big sums on the likes of Richarlison, Alex Iwobi and Andre Gomes in the last two years.

Ally McCoist (right) has urged Everton to make significant improvements next season

Carlo Ancelotti's side finished 12th in the Premier League, their lowest position since 2004

Carlo Ancelotti’s side finished 12th in the Premier League, their lowest position since 2004

But speaking to the Gary Newbon Sport Show with Jewson, the former striker insists the Toffees greatly underachieved and maintained they must address their issues to help forward pairing Richarlison and Dominic Calvert Lewin. 

‘There is no getting away from it, they have been a disappointment,’ he said.

‘I don’t whether it was one of these scenarios where as the season goes on, they were safe, they didn’t have a lot to play for, and with the Covid 19 and coming back, they just wanted the season over to get a fresh break and start again. 

‘But clearly if you are an Everton supporter, you would have been disappointed with the season. I definitely thought they underachieved, and you look at the players that they have, particularly the front two.

McCoist was talking about his career on The Gary Newbon Sport Show with Jewson

McCoist was talking about his career on The Gary Newbon Sport Show with Jewson

That has prompted supporters to question on-pitch progression under the Fahrad Moshiri

That has prompted supporters to question on-pitch progression under the Fahrad Moshiri

The Toffees have spent big sums on the likes of Richarlison and Alex Iwobi in the last two years

The Toffees have spent big sums on the likes of Richarlison and Alex Iwobi in the last two years

‘I make no apology and I’ll say it again, I do like Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin, but I do think overall they have been a disappointment and I think they are one of the clubs that next year will certainly be looking for a vast improvement.’

Everton are due to spend heavily again this summer, having held talks with £25million-rated Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, but the Danish midfielder informed them he would prefer to join Tottenham.

The club are also targeting young players and ideally left-sided for their defence despite being linked with veteran Branislav Ivanovic.

Reports have also suggested Ancelotti would like to sign Lazio striker and compatriot Ciro Immobile, while also being linked with wantaway Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha following their heavy interest in the Ivory Coast international last summer. 

They are due to do so again and have spoken with Saints midfielder Pierre Emile Hojbjerg

They are due to do so again and have spoken with Saints midfielder Pierre Emile Hojbjerg

Ally McCoist was speaking about his career on The Gary Newbon Sport Show with Jewson