Talk on the sideline is a deal with Umbro to be the club’s shirt supplier for five years starting with the 2014-15 season as Nike look to let its ex-sister company take over the Mersyside club. Umbro who already equipped Everton during several periods between 1974 and 2009 are following on Nike, who produced the Everton kits in the current and the last season, just this mean Umbro are back in the lineup for providing Kits?
Umbro was bought by Nike a few years back which enabled them to take over clubs Umbro had deals with Including England, which took over almost all of their sponsorship deals with teams, in 2007 and sold to Iconix Brand Group in 2012, and is slowly making its way back in the football world. Umbro already closed a deal with French team Nantes to become their shirt sponsor in late 2013, but the news about Everton tells the world the famous double diamond is back in business.
EVERTON FC TO RECEIVE UNIQUE 2014-15 KITS BY UMBRO
Check the lead up to the reveal via Everton FC
“Everton fans can expect smart, modern and importantly, unique kits next season.”, said Paul Nugent, VP of Global Marketing at Umbro, possibly hinting at the club’s discontent of the kits made by Nike in the last two seasons. Different clubs accross Europe have voiced their unhappyness with Nike’s often similar kits for different teams and also explained new kit supplier deals with it.