Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright Recovers After Successful Surgery
In a recent update, Everton Football Club has revealed that their chairman, Bill Kenwright, has left the hospital after undergoing surgery to address liver cancer, a diagnosis he received in early August. The procedure, performed six weeks ago, successfully removed a cancerous tumor from his liver, but it also led to complications that required an extended stay in the intensive care unit.
Mr. Kenwright is now out of intensive care and back home, embarking on a recovery journey that is anticipated to be lengthy but full. His commitment to his role as chairman of Everton was evident, as he continued to carry out his club duties right up to the day of the procedure. He worked alongside Mr. Moshiri to facilitate the proposed takeover by 777 Partners and supported Kevin Thelwell with the club's summer transfer activities.
Throughout this challenging period, Mr. Kenwright, a long-standing figure at Goodison Park since 1989 and chairman since 2004, expressed gratitude for the respect his privacy has received. He also hopes for this consideration to continue following this update.
Over the past two decades, Mr. Kenwright's leadership has seen Everton through both highs and lows. While some fans have called for his and owner Farhad Moshiri's departure due to the team's on-field struggles and close encounters with relegation in recent years, Everton confirmed in June that Mr. Kenwright would remain as chairman.
Furthermore, Mr. Kenwright played a pivotal, hands-on role in the completion of the takeover by American investment company 777 Partners, a significant move for the club. However, it's worth noting that the Premier League's approval is still pending for this deal.
The Everton chairman's journey toward recovery showcases resilience and commitment to the club he holds dear.
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