Karren Brady says Everton are safe in the hands of Bill Kenwright

Karren Brady defends Everton chairman Bill Kenwright against recent criticisms.

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has suggested in The Sun that Bill Kenwright is the right man for Everton.

Kenwright has been on the board of Everton since 1989 and is currently serving as the Merseyside outfit’s chairman.

In recent years, many Everton fans have become discontent with how the 69-year-old has been running the club.

Prior to the ToffeesPremier League game against Southampton away from home at St. Mary’s Stadium on Saturday, August 15, a group of disgruntled supporters staged a public protest.

The fans hired a light aircraft to fly a protest banner which read: ‘Kenwright and Co - #TimeToGo NSNO’.

West Ham vice-chairman Brady has given her take on the matter and wrote in her football diary in The Sun (Saturday, August 15 entry): “As a day to advertise discontent, the Evertonians who hire a plane demanding a boardroom overturn might have chosen better.

“While the message reads ‘Kenwright and Co — #TimeToGo’, their team is beating Southampton with Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley scoring.

“Lukaku cost £28m while Barkley is a product of one of the country’s best youth systems, suggesting the club is in safe and loving hands with Bill Kenwright.”

Interestingly, Everton won that game 3-0, with Belgium international striker Romelu Lukaku scoring twice.

Roberto Martinez’s side started their 2015-16 Premier League campaign with a 2-2 draw with Watford at Goodison Park.

On Sunday afternoon, the Toffees suffered a 2-0 defeat to league contenders Manchester City at home.

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