Everton appoint former striker Graeme Sharp, who won two league titles, as non-executive director

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Everton appoint former striker Graeme Sharp, who won two league titles and the FA Cup with the club, as non-executive director as part of the Toffees’ strategic review

  • Former striker Graeme Sharp will help advise Everton on football-related matters
  • The 61-year-old played 447 times for the Toffees between 1980 and 1991
  • Everton are undertaking a strategic review of football operations at the club
  • Director of football Marcel Brands left last month following Rafa Benitez’s arrival


Everton have appointed former striker Graeme Sharp as a non-executive director to help advise on football-related matters.

The 61-year-old will retain his position as the club’s players’ life president but will relinquish all other club duties to focus on his role on the board.

Everton are currently undertaking a strategic review of football operations at the club after the departure of director of football Marcel Brands a month ago, following on from the appointment of Rafael Benitez last summer.

Everton have appointed former striker Graeme Sharp (pictured) as a non-executive director

Everton have appointed former striker Graeme Sharp (pictured) as a non-executive director

Former director of football Marcel Brands (pictured) left Goodison Park in December

The appointment of manager Rafael Benitez (pictured) was met with controversy at the Merseyside club

The club are undertaking a strategic review after director of football Marcel Brands (left) left a month ago, following the appointment of manager Rafael Benitez (right) last summer

The introduction of Sharp, who played 447 times for the club between 1980 and 1991, to the board will at least provide some football-related input at director level.

‘We were determined to have someone join us with not only great knowledge of Everton but also extensive football insight and experience,’ said chairman Bill Kenwright.

‘Someone who could support and challenge. And in Sharpy’s case we’ve got this in abundance.’

Sharp (pictured centre with trophy) played 447 times for the Toffees between 1980 and 1991

Sharp (pictured centre with trophy) played 447 times for the Toffees between 1980 and 1991

The club’s second-highest goal-scorer after Dixie Dean won two league titles, an FA Cup and UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in the 1980s.

‘This club is in my blood. I have enjoyed many great days as a Blue – and joining the board and being able to play a part in shaping Everton’s future is one of the greatest honours of all,’ he said.

‘I look forward to working with my fellow board members and take my responsibility as a custodian of our great club very seriously.’

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