PSV confirm Everton contact with Brands

Sunday 8 April 2018  24 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everton are in talks with PSV Eindhoven's technical director, Marcel Brands, the Dutch club have confirmed but their general manager insists that a deal to take the 55-year-old to Finch Farm is not close.

Brands has been tipped to come on board at Everton, most likely as the club's new director of football and perhaps to form a partnership with Steve Walsh, the role's current incumbent.

Sky Sports reported last week that according to their sources, the announcement of the capture of Brands could be announced as early as the middle of this month.

Toon Gerbrands at PSV insists, however, that while Brands has been in contact with Everton, there is nothing certain about a deal between the two parties.

"They have recently reported to him, but also twice before. A year ago and a half year ago," Football Oranje say he told the Fox Sports show, De Tafel van Kees.

"So it has not gone through twice and even now the contract is not complete at all. Everton also has to report to PSV, that is not the case. They have only reported to Marcel, and he has informed us nicely about this. If you know Marcel, it is not done yet.

"His feeling must be one hundred percent good. It must be 100 percent accurate. If it is not quite right yet and his feeling is not good, he just says no. The fact that he has a conversation with them does indicate that he is considering it."

In the wake of Sky's report, Eindhoven's team manager, Philip Cocu, expressed to De Telegraaf his concern at the possibility of Brands leaving, a measure of how respected he is at the Eredivisie champions-elect.

“If Marcel were to leave, I would be very sorry," Cocu said. "I think our cooperation, at the service of the club, is very fruitful.”

Current Everton boss, Sam Allardyce, meanwhile, wouldn't be drawn on the speculation other than to acknowledge that he was aware of it.

"Obviously there's some light in it because of what's coming out of PSV," the 63-year-old said, "but at the moment I can't speculate on what's going to happen and what position he's taking up until my bosses ring me up and say 'right Sam this is what's happening let's sit down and see the way we go forward.'

"Until that happens I can't speculate on that."  


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Craig Walker
2 Posted 08/04/2018 at 19:48:49
Atteveld, Van de Meyde, Drenthe, Koeman. We don't do well when we go Dutch.
Joe McMahon
3 Posted 08/04/2018 at 19:55:08
Craig, we don't do well with managers either. But I wouldn't have said no to Arjen Robben or Robin van Persie though. They sadly wouldn't have said no to us.
Nitesh Kanchan
4 Posted 08/04/2018 at 20:04:18
This is so unnecessary. What purpose does this serve? We already have one. Please get Conte, Aspas, Gameiro and Shaqiri in now and sell Schneiderlin, Niasse, Klaassen, and Rooney.

Conte's problem at Chelsea right now is he messed up in the transfer market by getting all the wrong players. He expected Morata to be a 20-plus-goal striker, which he certainly is not, he only scores with his head. And if one wasn't enough, he went for another no-legs all-head striker in Giroud.

I hope he learns from all his failures this season. He should be our biggest priority of all, he has 2 years of experience in the Premier League now so he knows other teams and their tactics very well – unlike the inexperienced ones like Fonseca who hasn't managed in the Premier league.

Come on, Moshiri, make the move happen quickly.

Iain Love
6 Posted 08/04/2018 at 20:08:02
Mr Koeman and Mr Walsh spent £200m very badly for us to become a worse side than before. We obviously need to rebuild and the first job must be someone who can spend wisely.

I believe the remit abroad is the DoF buys the players and the manager manages them. If this is the way forward, I can't see Big Sam sticking around. Please be true.

Dermot Byrne
8 Posted 08/04/2018 at 20:53:35
Glad to see it is public info so early again.
Jay Wood
[BRZ]

9 Posted 08/04/2018 at 21:16:06
Sam Allardyce says: "Obviously there's some light in it because of what's coming out of PSV, but at the moment I can't speculate on what's going to happen and what position he's taking up until my bosses ring me up and say 'right Sam this is what's happening let's sit down and see the way we go forward."

That reads to me that Sam is not in on the decision making process. Nor does he know how, should Brands be appointed, what the consequences are for his own position at the club.

Surely, the manager for next season would be sounded out and briefed on such a pivotal decision..?

Brian Williams
10 Posted 08/04/2018 at 21:29:52
Obviously there's some light in it because of what's coming out of PSV, but at the moment I can't speculate on what's going to happen and what position he's taking up until my bosses ring me up and say 'right Sam this is what's happeniObviously there's some light in it because of what's coming out of PSV, but at the moment I can't speculate on what's going to happen and what position he's taking up until my bosses ring me up and say 'right Sam this is what's happening let's sit down and see the way we go forward."ng let's sit down and see the way we go forward."

Or ring you up and say "Right Sam, off you pop."

James Power
11 Posted 08/04/2018 at 22:03:25
Joyous - so, appreciate its ‘news’ . Great. Now who is going to build the house now we have the guy that gets the bricks? And who is going to run the house?
Paul Birmingham
12 Posted 08/04/2018 at 22:28:09
This is the most important club planning stratedgy in a life time.

We’ve been in the ranks of obscurity and neglect for decades. Today I was checking on how many Derbies we have won since 1969-70. It’s no surprise it’s poor, percentage wise, but doesn’t help but make you wonder.. What principles does EFC believe in, at board level?

All Things surely henceforth in terms of club stratedgy and operating structure will change, this summer. If they don’t then we are truly in Hell, in my opinion.

The opening of the Liver Building 8th floor, as EFC -CEO HQ willl be meticulously planned as it’s a statement from FM.

If EFC is serious then there will be some culling and that’s across the board and the teams - all of them will be hit at player, coach and manager level.

Hopefully the start of a plan to become a club with a real plan, a genuine plan to get back at the top of the English game, in terms of structure and set up. Then to try and build a successful plan for a successful team.

Easier said than done. We live in hope.

Colin Glassar
13 Posted 08/04/2018 at 22:49:25
Google translate must be similar to a fat Sam training session.
John Raftery
14 Posted 08/04/2018 at 00:02:42
Paul (12) I don't have to check how many league derbies we have won since 1969/70. I have been to every single one of those 98 matches of which we have won 16. In addition we managed three wins in the FA Cup, one in the League Cup and one in the Charity Shield. Our record in derbies is truly pathetic.
Justin Doone
15 Posted 09/04/2018 at 04:56:36
With a name like Brands I came wake to see our global marketing improved.

Not sure who he is, don't know what he would do at Everton but the dutch league is poor despite technically gifted players and certainly another switch to the ball retention at all costs mentality of Martinez.

I imagine this will mean defenders having greater posesion stats but that means sweet fa to actually scoring and winning matches.

Fast fwd 2 years, another 5 million wasted on a stupid idea that isn't needed and is no help in achieving short term goals ie results on the pitch.

Next..

Stuart Brazill
17 Posted 09/04/2018 at 08:01:53
We won’t be seeing a managerial appointment before this is sorted out, Brands likes to select his own manager based on the style of play he likes, he has done so at his past couple of clubs, I really do hope this move comes off.
Ron Sear
18 Posted 09/04/2018 at 08:42:10
After reading this I went to Google and clicked on the News app. The moment you have typed in the first three letters of Everton -'eve' the predictive text comes up with 'everything sucks'. The Google algorithm has clearly has worked out the state of mind of our fans in a nutshell.
John Davies
19 Posted 09/04/2018 at 10:32:07
"Everton are in talks with PSV Eindhoven's technical director, Marcel Brands, the Dutch club have confirmed but their general manager insists that a deal to take the 55-year-old to Finch Farm is not close".
Why is it that all our "news" gets leaked out so early and never once deals have been professionally and quietly concluded?
We remain a laughing stock whilst we operate in this shambolic manner. Hope this might be good news but don't be surprised if it doesn't come off.
Nick Lacey
20 Posted 09/04/2018 at 12:57:40
John 19. I agree about news being leaked, not good. It seems to be since Moshiri HAS taken over. There didn't seem to be a lot of news when Moyes was in charge. That being said, Spurs always seem to buy the players that we were linked with.
Jay Wood
[BRZ]

21 Posted 09/04/2018 at 13:14:42
John @ 19 and Nick @ 20.

John, the very quote you use gives you the source of this story - PSV, Brands current club. I doubt Everton's influence extends so far that they can keep any and every other club (or individual, for that matter...) 'mute' on private dealings with our club.

From Everton there has not been a whisper confirming or denying this story, as is frequently the case.

Stereotypical knee-jerk bashing of the club without justification in this instance.

John G Davies
22 Posted 09/04/2018 at 13:25:01
"The Dutch club have confirmed"

Should give you a clue.

Nick Lacey
23 Posted 09/04/2018 at 13:31:42
Jay 21. No knee jerk or blaming here, just an observation.
When Moyes was in charge I didn't know too much about the transfer
Dealings, now we know most things that go on. Every player that we bought was were established in the press a long time before we bought them, probably why we spent a ridiculous about of money on Sigurdson.
I just wonder if leaking news is the new tactic, let's not forget when Moshiri joined he was regularly using Jim White as a mouth piece for the club and was on occasion making us looks a bit silly with his statements.
Derek Knox
24 Posted 09/04/2018 at 13:34:11
While I agree our past experiences of Dutch personnel have not been a success, well, putting it bluntly, the exact opposite.

However, Marcel Brands will neither be playing or coaching, unless we get desperate!

Having said that, and it has been mentioned before, that the Eredivisie has generally, a lower standard than the Prem, but what was also mentioned that he does unearth some very talented players, at a reasonable price. Take note Steve Walsh.

If this doesn't come off, the guy at Southampton, who's name escapes me at the moment, would well be worth following up.

It cannot be denied that they are a Club who have produced some real talent, and sold them on for vast profits, ask Liverpool, as it seems to be their plundering ground for a lot of their squad members.

Don Alexander
25 Posted 09/04/2018 at 14:04:55
Derek, you're referring to Les Reed I believe. He's been the Southampton DoF since 2010 but he's now 65 and has recently become a director there. It'd be oh so Everton to have signed Koeman, and then Lee, whilst all the while the main man in Southampton's success was missed.
Derek Knox
26 Posted 09/04/2018 at 15:17:05
Thanks Don, I didn't realise he was 65, so doubt if he would be thinking of moving at his age.

Just been reading on another site that while Marcel Brands is flattered that Everton have shown an interest in him, he also declared that he has never 'jumped ship' and remains loyal to his Club Employers.

There must be someone out there surely that could be tempted, because let's face it Walsh has never failed to disappoint in his (hopefully limited) tenure.

Interesting too that Leicester are still picking up the odd bargain from the French lower Leagues, so in all possibility Walsh was credited for someone else's success.

John Davies
27 Posted 09/04/2018 at 16:24:35
Jay #21. "Stereotypical knee-jerk bashing of the club". Not so, just my take on things. Fans like me with 60 years of supporting the club don't knee jerk. I've seen enough in my lifetime to know that if everyone did that, every time this club cocks up, we'd all be running round like jumping beans. Thanks for the eloquent post though.
Minik Hansen
28 Posted 10/04/2018 at 19:42:37
12 & 14 John and Paul, I remember a few draws in derbys, surely they must make it look a tiny bit better?

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