Player Valuation: £20m
I think we need to learn from this relegation fight and bring the awakened passion and love for the club with us no matter what. Lets enjoy and be proud of being Toffees and our players(whoever they may be) will enjoy and be proud to be Toffees. We do that, and we won't be near a relegation fight. Build on that above all else! COYBI've said this for years now. As fans, we need to be realistic.
We've hounded managers and players over the years because we've finished midtable. We all wanted Europe and demanded it. But we've never had a god given right to it. Next season, our expectations need to be set in reality. A mid table finish and continue building on it.
For me, we clear out the deadwood and any players who aren't up for the fight/will command big fees. We stop purchasing "big names" or expensive signings and we focus on bringing in hungry players. With a promise that, if they give us 2 or 3 solid seasons, we'll help them progress to a club in Europe etc. We sell them for profit and use the money to bring in another 2 or 3 hungry players. Players in the short term will see us as a stepping stone.
This ensures we have players turning up every game to impress and fight. No more players sitting on a fat wage.
We also need to ensure we have a concrete 11. This season has seen us switch players almost every game. The defenders haven't become settled with each other. The midfield hasn't. They need to bond and get to know each other on the pitch.
Give Frank 3 years, no meltdowns and tantrums when we're not in Europe after a season. Build and progress.