Everton chairman Bill Kenwright says they're moving on after their new stadium plans collapsed this week.
The search continues for a major cash injection and the chairman has repeatedly stressed he would immediately step aside for the right investor.
"The first thing to say, in terms of Kirkby, is that the chapter is over and the book is closed," he said.
"The motivation has only ever been to improve the finances of the football club. They need to be stabilised, improved and expanded.
"As everyone knows, the club doesn't currently have a chairman or a board in a position to do those things.
"We have had some of the best financial experts helping us with our search for investment for some considerable time now - and that will continue."
Kenwright added on evertonfc.com: "Inevitably the search will throw up questions about where the club will play its football in years to come.
"And the response will be: 'We are happy to be at Goodison Park while we regroup, reassess and consider all options available to us there and possibly elsewhere'.
"At the end of the day, the club's finances will be key to everything."