Everton boss David Moyes has admitted he would be open sharing a stadium with Premier League rivals Liverpool.
teams have considered a new stadium for a long time, but Liverpool
seems to have balked on whether to rebuild Anfield or construct a new
stadium on a site in Stanley Park.
"I'd take a shared
stadium, because I think Everton need it probably more than Liverpool
- although it's not in our culture to share stadiums," Moyes
told reporters. "But I have to say it does make sense. You could
redevelop the whole area around Stanley Park, so for us it would
definitely be worth it for both clubs. Everton, being honest, would
say probably we would take it, but Liverpool not so, and that's
probably where it will end up."
Sharing a ground would make financial sense for both sides, especially for Everton, which does not have the same level of monetary backing.
decision, however, won't likely be made in the near future and Moyes
was happy to talk about the current situation at Everton.
Everton manager and I am planning for next season as that. I'm out at
the Euros talking to my players, looking at others, and I and the
chairman will be trying to keep things rolling along. Bill has not
hidden the fact he is trying to sell the club and get money in to
invest. We just have to keep going, keep looking for players, like
[Nikica] Jelavic at a decent price."
"At Everton, I think we could make a difference without too much money, we don't necessarily need £50m-60m... but if someone did give me a wad of cash I'd be delighted!"
While ground sharing has worked abroad, with both AC Milan and Inter Milan sharing the San Siro, it is perceived to be an unpopular move with fans on Mersyside.