New BoE Governor reveals he is an Everton supporter

Mark Carney, the governor-designate of the Bank of England Credit: PA Wire

The next Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has revealed he is an Everton supporter.

The Canadian let slip his allegiance at the end of a hearing in Ottawa yesterday when a colleague asked which team he would follow after leaving Canada, where ice hockey is the national passion.

“I am an Everton supporter,” Carney said. “I have got some cousins in Liverpool.”

Mr Carney, who takes over from Aston Villa supporter Sir Mervyn King in July, is a longtime supporter of ice hockey team the Edmonton Oilers.

“It’s been more enjoyable being an Edmonton Oilers supporter than it has been being an Everton supporter of late, since the Oilers are coming back strong this year,” Carney said. “Everton is doing ok,” he added.