Kia Joorabchian brutally fires back at Jamie Carragher for calling Everton the worst-run club in England
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Kia Joorabchian has savagely fired back at Jamie Carragher who launched a ferocious rant over the ownership of Everton.
Carragher, a boyhood Everton fan, pulled no punches in his assessment of the worst-run club in England during his appearance on Monday Night Football.
He took aim at owner Farhad Moshiri for his mismanagement and mishandling of the Goodison Park outfit in recent years.
Carragher attributed some of Everton's downfall with Joorabchian and questioned some of the club's signings over the years. He also said he'd be 'waiting' for a call.
Well, the British-Iranian has hit back at the 'uneducated' Carragher and didn't hold back during a phone-in on talkSPORT.
The 51-year-old super-agent referenced Everton's dealings of Richarlison, Bernard and former boss Carlo Ancelotti as he defended his role at the club.
Speaking to Simon Jordan and Jim White, he explained: "When Simon says something I quite respect it, because he’s an educated person, unlike someone like a Jamie Carragher who unfortunately lives in a glass house, speaks out of windows and has no education in terms of his background when he makes a comment, like Simon just did.
"That’s why I thought I’d go on and clarify this point. I’ve done three transfers of my players over the course of Farhad [Moshiri]’s tenure at Everton. Those three were Richarlison from Watford which was a very successful transfer, a free transfer of Bernard who came from Shakhtar Donetsk when his contract finished and he was a player who wasn’t a complete disaster and did very well, we had Carlo Ancelotti who was the only manager they’ve ever taken on a recommendation."
Joorabchian added: "We always do the same as we do with any club in the Premier League, every time someone needs a manager and we have a client, we always present our clients.
"Then we were involved in the Anwar El Ghazi loan which was part of the Lucas Digne transfer in an FFP scenario. Anwar came in this way and unfortunately that didn’t work out for them because there was a change of manager and when that change occurred, Anwar wasn’t in the new manager’s plans."
He also revealed that he recommended Vitor Pereira before Lampard's appointment as he continued to take aim at Carragher.
"It’s very public that last year I recommended Vitor Pereira and they went for Frank Lampard and that was very much a board decision," he said. "It was even mentioned on Sky that [Everton chairman] Bill Kenwright and [Everton CEO] Denise Barrett-Baxendale have nothing to do there.
"Jamie said that and, again, people who say things like that haven’t done their homework and misinform the public and that’s really unfair for those people."
Carragher responded on Twitter, writing: "Kia, there is no need to get personal, I’m just analysing your role in football clubs! Involved in helping Everton to the bottom of PL. Involved at QPR, which ended with relegation. Your signings at Arsenal took them to 8th, now they’ve gone, they’re top."