Sport Everton appoint PSV's Brands as director of football

21:58  16 may  2018
21:58  16 may  2018 Source:   goal.com

Huge Everton deal to be announced this week

  Huge Everton deal to be announced this week Marcel Brands impending move to Everton could be announced this week, according to De Telegraaf, as cited by Sport Witness. PSV’s director of football has been heavily linked with a move to Everton this summer in a bid to shake up the first-team squad. The report claims that a decision is already overdue, meaning an announcement could happen in the coming days. Brands has also attracted interest from Chelsea in the past but has always been coy on speculation about his future. Everton will be keen to get the deal completed with Brands expected to play a key role in their summer recruitment. PSV winger Hirving Lozano has already been earmarked as a potential signing that could follow Brands through the doors at Goodison Park. The Dutch side themselves will be looking to conclude Brands’ future, be that at PSV or elsewhere as they look to build upon their title success this summer.

Everton is set to confirm the appointment of PSV Eindhoven’ s technical director Marcel Brands as its new director of football . Report: Everton Set to Recruit PSV Director of Football as Hirving Lozano Attracts Attention.

EiF @EiFSoccer. Rumors that Everton are set to appoint Marcel Brands , PSV ’ s director of football , as their own DOF. Would be a great hire.

brands - CROPPED: Everton director of football Marcel Brands.© Provided by Goal Everton director of football Marcel Brands.

Everton have appointed PSV's Marcel Brands as the club's new director of football, replacing Steve Walsh.

Walsh was recruited from Leicester City in 2016 but came under pressure after a £150million splurge on players such as Gylfi Sigurdsson, Michael Keane and Jordan Pickford failed to propel Everton into the Premier League's top six.

The Toffees struggled early in the season before Sam Allardyce - appointed following the sacking of Ronald Koeman - salvaged an eighth-place finish.

And Walsh has now, like Allardyce, been relieved of his duties, with Brands given the role following success with RKC Waalwijk, AZ and PSV in the Eredivisie.

Dutchman confirms move to Everton

  Dutchman confirms move to Everton PSV Eindhoven have confirmed Marcel Brands has left the club to join Everton as their new director of football. The Dutchman is expected to take over the position that was held by Steve Walsh. Walsh is expected to leave his post after a terrible set of transfers, which saw Everton spend the best part of £200m on signings that were, on the whole, very disappointing over the past season. Marcel Brands has informed the supervisory board and his colleagues at PSV that he is leaving for Everton, said a statement from PSV. “The technical manager chooses for a new challenge in the Premier League after eight seasons in Eindhoven on June 1.” Brands said: “It is a very difficult decision, but I think this is a good step at the right time. The Premier League is of course a great thing. It is the biggest competition in the world in all respects. I now get the chance to do something in my own way. I am really looking forward to that.” Everton will be looking to get their manager in place and spend well this summer after what has been a disappointing season for the Merseyside club.

22/04/2018 04:51 pm - ? Everton are set to confirm the appointment of PSV Eindhoven' s technical director Marcel Brands as their new director of football . According to reports from the Mirror on Sunday

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Brands helped AZ win the Dutch top flight before playing a key role in PSV's three titles in the last four years.

"It is a privilege to be joining Everton as director of football and I am incredibly excited to take on this challenge," said Brands.

"The fantastic passion of the fans for their club, the magnificent history of the club over the years and the ambition and purpose we have as people tasked with driving the club forward all mean that we need to be competing for honours against the Premier League elite.

"It is no straightforward challenge but this must be our motivation each and every day.

"I am looking forward to working with [owner] Farhad Moshiri and Chairman Bill Kenwright, whom I thank for entrusting me with this role and responsibility, and I am also looking forward to working with the Board of Directors and with our new CEO, Denise Barrett-Baxendale. I know we have very committed people here who want only the best for Everton.

"It is only a challenge such as this which could have persuaded me to leave PSV where I am indebted to the many people whose collective effort led to some great achievements.

"Now we will look to build something really strong and lasting here at Everton."

Barrett-Baxendale added: "On behalf of the board and Mr Moshiri, I'd like to express our thanks to Steve Walsh, our first ever director of football, who has now left the club. We all wish Steve well for his future."

Everton to wait for transfer business as managerial search continues .
Everton will not sign any players this summer until a new manager is appointed, according to the Liverpool Echo. New Director of Football, Marcel Brands, will arrive at the club next week and has claimed that appointing a new manager is his first priority. Former Watford boss Marco Silva is still said to be the leading candidate to replace Sam Allardyce, who was sacked earlier this month. The Dutchman has said that he wants to consult the management staff before recruiting any new signings, so he will look to bring in a new boss before any transfer activity gets underway. This is also said to be the same with the Under-23 side. This could mean that the Toffees struggle in this summer’s window, with the World Cup in Russia meaning, realistically, any transfer business may not be completed by mid-July. To make matters worse, the window shuts on 9th August. However, Brands and the new Toffees boss will look to land targets in efficient fashion, with preparations for next season well underway.

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