Everton have sent a survey to supporters asking how much they “trust” manager Sam Allardyce and the club’s senior leadership.
As the end of a difficult season at Goodison Park approaches, the club have asked the Fans’ Panel a series of questions regarding the Everton “family” and its “connection” compared to other Premier League teams.
In an accompanying email, Everton said: “In this Fans’ Panel survey we are interested in understanding how closely connected you feel to the club and to other Evertonians.”
The final round of four questions asked the participant, firstly, to rate whether they agree or disagree that they “have a high level of trust in the current manager and coaching staff of Everton e.g. in making the right decision to get the best out of the team”.
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The survey then asked whether the participant has “a high level of trust in the current senior leadership team at Everton e.g. in making the right decisions for the club’s future”.
The third question asked whether the participant has “a high level of trust in other Everton fans” and finally whether they have “a high level of trust in the current Everton players e.g. being loyal and performing at their best for the club”.
After a period of high optimism at the club last summer, Everton have endured a tumultuous season in which Ronald Koeman was sacked as manager with the team in the relegation zone of the Premier League last October.
The club struggled to land a permanent successor until a second round of discussions with Sam Allardyce proved successful, and the former England boss has managed to lift the team to ninth in the table with four games to go.