Peterborough owner and club Director of Football Barry Fry has praised the ambitions of Everton and reiterated their sights are firmly set on a top four finish.
Everton are laying the structural foundations for repeated success, having appointed serial trophy-winner Carlo Ancelotti in the dugout and having more recently announced the approval of the £500 million Bramley Moore Dock development that will provide a state-of-the-art new stadium for the Toffees.
The Toffees also enjoyed an ambitious transfer window, bringing in the likes of James Rodriguez and Allan from top European sides Real Madrid and Napoli respectively, adding experience to the middle of the park.
As if any more hallmarks of an ambitious and competitive side with resources were needed, Barry Fry was keen to confirm the desires of the club.
Speaking to FootballFanCast, the Peterborough club owner said:
“They definitely want to get in the top four, they want to play in the best competitions in the world, there’s no doubt about that.
“So does the manager, so when the manager went there a lot of people went ‘why has he gone there, they don’t really have any ambition’, but I think they’ve shown they have with the progress of the new ground and he’s made them a better team.
“They’re a bit inconsistent, I think everybody in the country bar Manchester City is inconsistent, but they’re going to be a powerful club again, I’m sure of that.”
Muscling in with the traditional ‘top six’ is certainly no mean feat, but Everton’s progress this season is indicative of the acumen they have at their disposal.