Everton have yet to make a decision over the future of Head of Academy Martin Waldron after the club was hit with a two year academy transfer ban, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Waldron, who has been with the Toffees for over 23 years, was suspended in September after the Premier League launched an investigation after accusations of tapping up of a schoolboy emerged.
Now while the club has today been hit with a two year ban, as well as a £500,000 fine, Waldron is still suspended without a resolution over his long-term future with Everton.
Everton reportedly admitted to wrongdoing as soon as evidence was brought against them, with the club accepting a charge that claimed they ‘offered inducements to a player and his family to encourage the player to register with the club’ in 2016.
An internal investigation also uncovered similar breaches of the rules on six other separate occasions, while the Premier League confirmed that Everton had previously lied to them when asked about their recruitment of academy players.
Everton’s internal investigation into the matter remains on-going.
The Blues expressed their extreme disappointment with the whole situation in a joint statement with the Premier League offered up earlier today, with the statement saying:
In short, we are extremely disappointed with some of the practices we have found which are not in line with our values and not acceptable to Everton Football Club.
Accordingly, we have accepted the penalties imposed on us by the Premier League and have given them our strongest apologies.
We have already commenced a full review of our Academy operations and are committed to ensuring that issues like this do not happen again at Everton.