Neville Southall reacts emphatically on Twitter to Everton takeover

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The Toffees have announced a new majority shareholder.

Former Everton goalkeeper Neville Southall is pleased about news that Farhad Moshiri has become the club's new majority shareholder.

Indeed, the Iranian billionaire has bought a 49.9% stake in the Merseyside club, according to BBC Sport.

And Southall feels the sale is good news. Initially, he erred on Twitter, believing Everton still have the same owner. But, after being corrected by followers, he acknowledge the mistake:

And Southall went on to make an emphatic statement about where Everton should be headed.

The former goalkeeper feels there is a need to 'get rid' of anyone who is not in the hunt for success. At the same time, though, Southall wants a humble owner who will put fans first.

Everton are not in action this weekend but do travel to Aston Villa on Tuesday night, where the hope will be another win for Roberto Martinez's men. Anything other than that would come as quite a shock - for both sets of fans!

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