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Everton announce new men’s shirt sponsor

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Online car retailer Cazoo will take SportPesa’s place on the royal blue jersey from next season

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Everton will have new shirt sponsors from next season
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Everton have agreed a multi-year partnership with Cazoo, one of the UK’s fastest-growing e-commerce business, with the company becoming the Blues’ new main shirt sponsor.

Cazoo, founded in 2019 by the creator of such brands as LoveFilm and Zoopla, Alex Chesterman, will replace SportPesa as the sponsor of Everton’s first team and under-23s playing and training kits for the men’s sides from 2020-21.

The company operate as a digital platform designed to make buying a car online easier than anywhere else, with your new vehicle delivered to your door. They are expected to be the only British brand to sponsor a Premier League kit next term.

The club are still looking for new sponsors for the kits of both the women’s and youth teams, as well as a replacement on the kit sleeves for Angry Birds.

It will mark the first time Everton’s main kit sponsor has not been an alcohol or gambling company since Chinese telecommunications company Kejian, whose partnership ended after 2003-04.

On the Cazoo deal, Everton chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale said:

“We are delighted to welcome Cazoo as our new main club partner and shirt sponsor. We have been impressed with the approach that Cazoo has taken and are confident that they will be a great partner for the club and our fans in the years to come.

“We are looking forward to working closely with them and are in no doubt that the values of Cazoo and the company’s focus on innovation and future development complement perfectly our own ambitions as we embark on an exciting new chapter for the club.”

Everton will also have a new kit manufacturer in the shape of hummel, who will replace Umbro from next season, which is expected to start in September 2020.