Last Friday, the top flight found the Toffees guilty of making a loss of over 300m during a three-year period between 2019 and 2022. This was far higher than the permitted 105m loss which clubs are permitted to make.
Sean Dyche&aposs side are appealing the ruling but in the meantime, they have been deducted the points and now sit in the relegation zone. Discussing the Merseyside club&aposs current predicament, an impassioned Neville took aim at the Premier League in defence of Everton.
He told Sky Bet Stick to Football podcast: “Evertons trust and faith [in the Premier League] has gone completely. The greed and selfishness is out of control – its lawless.
“The Premier League is a defunct organisation because theyve got 20 clubs all voting with self-interest. This has been coming for many years.
“The Super League clubs tried to destroy the whole of European football – they were fined a total of 22 million, 3.5 million for each team, which is an absolute disgrace and a scandal for what they attempted to do, which was the attempted murder of our game.”
Alongside United and City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur were all part of the original plan to join the European Super League before pulling out due to fan backlash. Neville believes now is the right time for the government to intervene with how the Premier League runs their division.
He added: “What youd hope for at some point in the future is that good leadership will return to this country, generally, not just in football but in Parliament as well. That well have a good government who can bring back some sort of law and order, empathy, and a social approach.
“This doesnt mean that we cant have an unbelievable Premier League, it just means that this type of maneuvering that we&aposre watching, financial maneuvering, power shifts, and political games that we see whats going on in the game is dangerous. They cant do it, they cant even control their own, let alone trying to create a multi-club international strategy.
“Thats never going to happen, theyre not capable of these types of things. The people in the Premier League havent got the skillset to be able to deliver this type of operation, we just need to get back to basics. Real time financial monitoring of football clubs, create what football clubs can lose each year, what they can put in owner funding and monitor it on a very strict basis.
“Equalise the rules across the four leagues and make the consequences of not doing so consistent so everyone knows exactly what the damages are if you are found guilty. In this moment in time, its make it up as you go along.