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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2 Posted 08/04/2018 at 19:48:49
3 Posted 08/04/2018 at 19:55:08
4 Posted 08/04/2018 at 20:04:18
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.
6 Posted 08/04/2018 at 20:08:02
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.
8 Posted 08/04/2018 at 20:53:35
9 Posted 08/04/2018 at 21:16:06
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..?
10 Posted 08/04/2018 at 21:29:52
Or ring you up and say "Right Sam, off you pop."
11 Posted 08/04/2018 at 22:03:25
12 Posted 08/04/2018 at 22:28:09
Weve been in the ranks of obscurity and neglect for decades. Today I was checking on how many Derbies we have won since 1969-70. Its no surprise its poor, percentage wise, but doesnt 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 dont 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 its a statement from FM.
If EFC is serious then there will be some culling and thats 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.
13 Posted 08/04/2018 at 22:49:25
14 Posted 08/04/2018 at 00:02:42
15 Posted 09/04/2018 at 04:56:36
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.
17 Posted 09/04/2018 at 08:01:53
18 Posted 09/04/2018 at 08:42:10
19 Posted 09/04/2018 at 10:32:07
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.
20 Posted 09/04/2018 at 12:57:40
21 Posted 09/04/2018 at 13:14:42
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.
22 Posted 09/04/2018 at 13:25:01
Should give you a clue.
23 Posted 09/04/2018 at 13:31:42
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.
24 Posted 09/04/2018 at 13:34:11
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.
25 Posted 09/04/2018 at 14:04:55
26 Posted 09/04/2018 at 15:17:05
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.
27 Posted 09/04/2018 at 16:24:35
28 Posted 10/04/2018 at 19:42:37
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