The 56-year-old Dutchman's arrival was announced by the club following the news that Sam Allardyce has been removed from his position as manager. He has signed a three-year contract after turning down improved terms in Eindhoven in favour a fresh challenge on Merseyside.
Brands, who formed a vital part of the team management setup at PSV that has overseen three Eredvisie titles in the last four years, replaces Steve Walsh who will be leaving the club after nearly two years rather than accept a chief scout role.
It represents a successful pursuit of the Dutchman by Farhad Moshiri who first identified Brands as a target when he was looking to appoint Everton's first director of football two years ago.
"At that moment I had already given my word to PSV and I did not want to leave," Brands said of the Toffees' first approach in 2016. This time, having helped deliver another Dutch title, he felt the time was right.
"The Premier League is of course a great thing," Brands said on PSV's official website. 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."
Moshiri welcomed Brands to Everton and expressed his pleasure at having landed a long-time target.
“Marcel's record of achievement has cemented his reputation across Europe and I am extremely pleased that we will be bringing his drive, energy and expertise to Everton," he said on the official site.
“It was clear to me in our conversations that he shares in the vision we have for the Club and he has much to contribute in making us better and more equipped to challenge the top teams in the Premier League.”
Born in 's-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands, Brands had a largely unremarkable career as a player, spending the bulk of it at RKC Waalwijk while also spending two seasons with Feyenoord.
It was as a sporting and technical director that he really made his name in Dutch football, however, first at Waalwijk and then at AZ Alkmaar where he worked under future Holland and Manchester United boss, Louis van Gaal.
In five years there, he helped transform the fortunes of the club as AZ won the Eredivisie in 2009, breaking the dominance of the traditional "big three" of Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord, and reach the last eight of the Europa League.
He joined PSV as their technical director in 2010 and has developed what observers describe as an immense reputation for spotting playing talent and working the transfer market.
"It is a privilege to be joining Everton as Director of Football and I am incredibly excited to take on this challenge,” Brands said on evertonfc.com.
“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.
“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.”
Steve Walsh steps down as director of football after almost two years in the post
First approached by Everton two summers ago when Walsh was eventually brought on board to become the Blues' first director of football, Brands now replaces the former Leicester City scout to embark on what could become a career-defining project if he succeeds.
Incoming CEO, Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale, said in a statement on the club's official website:
“I'm very much looking forward to working closely with Marcel whose experience in the areas of player recruitment and development pathways for young players has forged an outstanding reputation in European football. I know that Marcel will bring an unsurpassed level of quality and prowess to his work at Everton.
“Chief among my priorities is to structure and resource our club to enable us to fully achieve our ambitions. We will work alongside Marcel on the recruitment of a new manager, which is now our biggest focus.”
“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.”
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1 Posted 16/05/2018 at 15:26:38
2 Posted 16/05/2018 at 15:34:00
3 Posted 16/05/2018 at 15:35:50
4 Posted 16/05/2018 at 15:36:53
5 Posted 16/05/2018 at 15:42:37
6 Posted 16/05/2018 at 15:45:07
7 Posted 16/05/2018 at 15:46:53
8 Posted 16/05/2018 at 15:47:05
I hope this is Moshiri stepping back and letting people with the requisite skills run the club, thats leadership to my mind.
Might go and try not to count my chickens.
9 Posted 16/05/2018 at 15:47:54
Has he got any history with those linked?
10 Posted 16/05/2018 at 15:49:06
Excitement is building again for the club. This season had drained it away to record low levels, but it's jumping back up again...
11 Posted 16/05/2018 at 15:49:20
Like to see this confirmed on the official club site.
The club's site editors must be putting in a helluva shift today!
12 Posted 16/05/2018 at 15:49:48
Maybe the club does have a clue after all?
Somebody pinch me!!
13 Posted 16/05/2018 at 15:50:03
Anyway, does this mean Davy Klaassen will be our captain next season?
14 Posted 16/05/2018 at 15:50:45
15 Posted 16/05/2018 at 15:51:55
16 Posted 16/05/2018 at 15:52:12
17 Posted 16/05/2018 at 15:53:57
I know how badly you wanted Cortese.
We're here for ya. Be strong. One day at a time.
18 Posted 16/05/2018 at 15:56:17
19 Posted 16/05/2018 at 15:57:02
It's only real if Contract Dave is in the picture...
Deffo worried me.
20 Posted 16/05/2018 at 15:58:32
I don't think anyone can accuse the man of having no ambition though. It has been said he was happy with the status quo, until the stadium was built. I'm not having that. He is taking control, and we are seeing accountability at last.
Walsh needs to be fired out of a cannon into the Mersey. Complete disaster, on every level.
21 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:00:10
Brands must pick the manager as he will be working with him.
It's like a scene from The Godfather with all the rivals bumped off in one day!!!
Moshiri must have an all-day taxi fare....
22 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:00:33
23 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:01:00
‘Walsh needs to be fired out of a cannon into the Mersey. Complete disaster, on every level'.
He might actually find a target this way. Peak Ineptitude this fella. Proper no-mark.
24 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:02:33
25 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:02:59
Hopefully more news to come in the near future.
A time of change at the old club.
26 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:04:09
27 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:06:04
28 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:06:07
His managers have included Louis van Gaal, Phillip Cocu, Dick Advocaat and a fellow named Rutten who now manages in the Israeli league.
29 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:08:28
I'm also glad I walked out on 87 minutes at the Southampton game despite missing Niasse's goal. Pity a lot more did not do the same.
We have suffered long enough, now it's time to bbbbrreaeeth... again! COYB.
30 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:09:24
31 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:10:08
32 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:10:48
Opps! All the breaking news about Everton in the last 20 hours and that is the first thing you can think of to post on TW...?
Well in! Proud of ya Mike!
Yep! I campaigned for Cortese. And..? I'm sure I'll survive his non-appointment somehow.
I've already written of my respect for Denise Barrett-Baxendale and all she has helped EitC to achieve. Clearly, she will not be the complete and all-powerful CEO that Cortese was at Southampton, who had full executive powers.
Different roles have been parcelled up and designated to three key people. Which is just as well, because I stand by my opinion already expressed on here that Barrett-Baxendale does not have the skill set to do all that.< Cortese does have those skills sets.
And your opinion on the moving of the deck chairs, Mike..? Wasn't it your opinion that there were better experienced sports administrators than Cortese who should fill the role of CEO?
Do you place Denise Barrett-Baxendale in that category..?
33 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:14:09
I would hope that we have been proactive in the manager out & in process and included Brands. That they have covered playing styles and planning, who he could work with, and who he couldn't. Let's hope so.
34 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:18:15
So no need for stadium news this week, then?
35 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:18:48
Allardyce is gone/Walsh gone
And the reshuffle of the leadership team makes good sense giving discrete individuals accountability for an area they have expertise in, including Denise Barrett-Baxendale!
Cheer up, you lucky bugger — you are in Brazil? And haven't had to endure the deathly atmosphere at Goodison for the past six months
Fuck me — I thought I was curmudgeonly
36 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:19:02
Actually, I've been posting all along. Just couldn't resist teasing you about your passionate campaign. People with no sense of humour are so much fun to needle. Sorry.
I have no opinion on Denise, don't know enough about her, but I do favor the division of duties and I'm very excited about Brands coming in. Proven winner.
37 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:21:01
38 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:21:34
39 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:22:43
A new era is coming, though it may take a few seasons to arrive. Brands made slowish starts at PSV and AZ. We must be patient.
40 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:23:38
Kevin at #20, case in point!! Very very funny, and not a little imaginative! I Hope if things are on the up for us Blues, that the humour here doesn't disappear. Sometimes Scousers are at their very funniest in the darkest of times.
Looking forward to hearing the official announcement about Brands, then will wait with baited breath about a Manager. Though I'm not fully certain about who I would like, Van Gal would not light my fire, so hope the Brands/ Van Gal connection is not THAT strong ????
Anyway, we now also have the great Ray Wilson shining down on us. Look at what he's done for us today. God bless the classiest right back to grace the Goodison & England turf.
41 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:26:08
42 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:28:53
He would be an unpopular appointment. Despite the Brands link, I can't see it happening.
43 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:32:58
I'm not holding onto anything to 'let go' or 'mourn'. I'm in constant good humour and not a curmudgeon at all. That role is amply filled by others on TW.
If you did but notice, it's the pair of you that are 'going on' about...something.
Denise Barrett-Baxendale and the board reshuffle was yesterday's news.
Try keeping up with the tsunami of good (and sad...) news on Everton that keeps breaking.
Big hugs! Bless ya both!
44 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:35:20
Marcel / Marco — Kenny Everett style.
That would be worth sacking Fat Sam for on its own.
45 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:38:08
46 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:42:24
47 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:43:57
48 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:45:53
For myself, I don't want any more Man Utd rejects.
49 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:46:25
And rigggghhhhtttt at the bottom of the story a casual throwaway line, thanking Steve Walsh 'who has now left the club'.
This day has evidently been long in the making.
50 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:47:20
Your comment about Walsh is the first thing related to that joker that has ever brought a smile to my face.
51 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:50:54
52 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:51:25
That's the spirit! Well, it's the only approach that could work, so still very happy!
53 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:51:49
Seems like at long last Moshiri is now making all the decisions, and if you are bankrolling a club then all the big decisions must be made by Moshiri. I will be interested to see what budget Brands and the new manager get for the coming season. But at least with his actions over the last couple of days we can start to feel excited about our club again. We know it will take time to turn things around, but as long as everybody is singing from the same hymn sheet this time around. Play the game to win not to avoid defeat and hopefully the fans will back whoever is in charge.
54 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:52:41
55 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:53:03
Why should anybody that this muddler, Moshiri, appoints be any better this second time round?
56 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:53:10
I guess the timing is: get the season over; sack Allardyce; announce the appointment of Brands (the agreement having been drawn up previously); work with Brands on the appointment of the new manager (discussions already in train); decisions on players out and in; repaint the bogs at Goodison.
57 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:54:37
Great news about the bogs. Have the club confirmed that on the OS?
58 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:55:29
59 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:57:48
Moshiri made appointments in good faith at the time. They turned out to be flawed.
He has now executed a mid-course correction to (hopefully) get us headed back on the right path. It may work; it may not. There are no guarantees in life... except death and taxes.
60 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:57:49
61 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:58:20
I honesty dont know where you get the notion that Koeman and Walsh were seen as the dream team. Koeman had plenty of doubters on here from the word go. And Walsh, it was pointed out, had never performed that role. Some people jumped to a conclusion that he would unearth a bunch of Mahrez and Vardy types, but many other pointed out that he actually wasnt in that role with Leicester.
With Brands, this has been his role and hes been very successful at it. He had a very good track record. And of course we would celebrate the removal of a failure with the hiring of someone who has been very good. Or should these pages be empty of all comments until its proven right or wrong at the end of next season?
62 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:58:40
I wonder whether we will go through a couple more before he is satisfied. There are no guarantees the next one will be any better so probably.
63 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:00:16
I used to work with a lad that gambled on the horses. When he had a £50 win he would say fucking shite one more winner is all I needed for 5 ton. Grumble moan It always happens to me.
64 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:02:20
65 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:04:28
66 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:06:10
67 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:06:13
Marcel you up for it laa?
Yes, but only if the lardcake is removed?
68 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:06:58
Since then he (and Ryazantsev) will have seen the same things we all have seen, so I'm not surprised he's making his own decisions at last. He even admitted in an interview that he didn't really think those telephone calls were being recorded and meant for publication. I haven't heard any silly telephone "interviews" after that.
69 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:12:21
And so on and so on, just so nice to have the fun boy 3 on this site.
I will probably get barred for a couple of days for this post. Its only a bit of fun boys remember fun.
70 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:12:36
71 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:13:20
Him Allarduce Shakspeare Lee..still paying Koemans wages 10m for Martinez compo..thats a mighty fime amount weve payed out.
72 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:14:31
73 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:19:00
The day we win the Cup you'll be predicting who will drop it.
74 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:19:36
He cannot let Moshiri or someone else choose the manager .
75 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:29:21
But more seriously Brands must appoint the manager, or whats the point? His early quotes are hes excited to do things his way.
76 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:31:36
Let's have a night off and recommence tomorrow.
77 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:34:29
78 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:35:34
Give us a good manager, and I'm sure we will get what we all crave. It feels like a life-time since our club won anything, and that is exactly what it is for my two oldest kids.
The common denominator for me at least, is that they have never watched Everton, play under a really good manager. People say that Moyes, had his hands tied, but I was never convinced, and personally think that the way we were run under Kenwright, suited David, right into the ground?
Whoever we get needs time, so hopefully Moshiri's positive decisions can unite all of our club, but I'm convinced that we have got rid of all the toxicity at finch/farm first, before the whole club, can start pulling in the same direction.. please god...
79 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:39:51
80 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:42:58
I have been sensing and commenting for some time now that big changes were coming but I expected them to pan out quite steadily during the coming weeks.
I have also been expressing respect and need for patience with Moshiri with the contractual wrangling that must go on behind the scenes. However, Mr. Moshiri has surprised me with the perfect timing and activity behind the scenes that must have been executed to perfection.
Forget Jim White, forget Ronald Koeman, forget Steve Walsh. The dice were rolled with interesting calls but the wrong numbers came up. Even forget Sam Alardyce; he was an insurance policy with a heavy premium. Nothing more. Next time / this time I am sensing, correction, I AM SEEING a real direction and purpose. I would like to See Silva because he seems the right edgy, but inspirational sort of guy with a lot of style. That is exactly what we need . . . . . . . An as Steve Ferns has pointed out many times, he has a good performance record and he will have learned a lot in the last couple of years instead of sailing along from winning position to winning position. I also respect that he has said nothing, absolutely nothing throughout the whole messy business in the media to rock the boat which cannot have been easy.
Keep the faith and C O Y B!!!
81 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:45:23
I find it all quite exciting for a change.
82 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:46:34
If you look at the official club site, the rolling news stories have virtually pushed Sam's departure off the front page, whereas Steve Walsh gets a single one-line mention at the end of the Brands' story.
This smacks of old-school Soviet Orwellian-like manipulation of 'the story' and dialogue. Allardyce and Walsh - literally, yesterday's men at Goodison - have today been rapidly air-brushed out of even contemporary history. The focus is very much on the present with optimism for the future.
I'm impressed. And kinda like it!
83 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:47:46
84 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:50:13
85 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:50:40
Do you mean the players they've got? If so, then Brands has contributed to weak Dutch clubs doing well?
86 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:51:54
87 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:52:28
88 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:54:59
89 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:55:14
90 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:02:15
They need to appoint a Manager we can get behind and ship out some of the playing squad that eating up the ridiculous wage bill.
91 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:02:27
92 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:04:24
93 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:05:21
The way I see it, Mr Moshiri and his team have had their dress rehearsal with Walsh and Koeman and it failed spectacularly, leading to a real low point in the clubs history by having to appoint Sam Allardyce as a stopgap.
Now theyve got to do it properly. A clean-out from top-to-bottom was needed and is being delivered. Assuming Silva comes in sharpish, theres a little matter of player recruitment this summer - and its going to need to be significant lest all the planning leading to this weeks announcement will count for nought.
Let the ‘project commence.
94 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:05:57
We could have scoured the globe for a dynamic football administrator, instead it seems the hand of Uncle Bill has had it's way.
I'm sure Denise B-B is very capable, but her recent CV which includes Regional Director of the Girl Guide organisation (I'm not kidding) will have Daniel Levy quaking in his boots over any potential player transfers.
If Denise has her way, we will become a charity with a football club tagged onto it.
95 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:06:46
96 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:11:37
97 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:12:13
98 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:12:23
If Moshiri turns out to have just a teeny-tiny bit of Stalin in him, I'm not complaining either.
99 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:12:44
100 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:15:11
101 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:20:02
102 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:22:07
103 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:27:30
104 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:34:51
105 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:37:51
106 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:40:52
By that, I mean, and did mention on another thread, that by sacking Walsh, Moshiri has made a major statement to the effect he has goofed, rather expensively, in the first place by bringing him in.
Although to a degree it is retrospective, as can be said for the Koeman and Allardyce appointments, it is still encouraging to us as fans that, hopefully, the correct moves are eventually being made.
I am still not convinced either that Silva is the right choice, and while we seem to be getting other business in order, it would be prudent just to wait a little longer to make sure it is the correct move for the Club.
107 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:43:28
108 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:43:37
109 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:46:20
110 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:47:37
111 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:52:54
112 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:54:14
113 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:55:23
I'd still like to see some concrete details about what Brand's role is before I get excited.
The way this has been swiftly executed so far gives me some confidence that this has all been thought through.
It's down to them all to deliver.
114 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:55:51
115 Posted 16/05/2018 at 19:02:07
I'm thinking along the same lines.
The next manager is a key component in this well-planned and brutally executed purge.
All the soldiers were lined up well in advance of the last 24 hours.
It is illogical to think otherwise that we haven't also been in close negotiation with our preferred managerial target and that an appointment will quickly follow (as is paramount in this WC interrupted summer).
116 Posted 16/05/2018 at 19:13:20
Walsh had to take some of the responsibility for the nightmare transfers last summer.
117 Posted 16/05/2018 at 19:15:46
Time to stop sentimentality getting in the way of progress.
118 Posted 16/05/2018 at 19:16:37
119 Posted 16/05/2018 at 19:19:44
120 Posted 16/05/2018 at 19:20:28
121 Posted 16/05/2018 at 19:27:18
122 Posted 16/05/2018 at 19:28:08
Lets see who becomes manager.. A noteable day, but very sad news about the passing of Ray Wilson.
It puts this all in perspective.
123 Posted 16/05/2018 at 19:32:31
124 Posted 16/05/2018 at 19:32:41
As noted above, very impressed with the way the news is being flowed through the O/S. There appears to be a different hand on the tiller. Less misplaced sentimentality and more focus on the controlling the dialogue.
So far, steps appear to have more confidence and decisiveness, less of a compromise with Bill's old methods.
125 Posted 16/05/2018 at 19:36:52
126 Posted 16/05/2018 at 19:41:59
Here's hoping Brands can hatch a plan to get us in gear and racing ahead to the finish line. 😋
127 Posted 16/05/2018 at 19:46:00
I wouldnt be surprised if Silva has been briefed too a while back so he can do some preliminary research.
Moshiri could be meeting him tomorrow and announcing tomorrow night or Friday?
Everything has been so ruthless and efficiently executed, the incoming manager will be part of it.
128 Posted 16/05/2018 at 19:56:22
I'm certainly not going to defend all Walsh's signings, but several will bear fruit longer term. Has anyone a baseline for a successful conversion rate on transfers..overall in the Prem how many players signed really deliver?
Anyhow, hopefully Brands will be more vocal and provide insight into the strategy, particularly for hirings and development of the U23s and youth teams which have to be nurtured and optimised..
We seem to grab all the pre-season highlights these days, let's hope headlines during next season are more positive!!
129 Posted 16/05/2018 at 19:57:54
I admit I hate the brown-nose he's done as needed, but is he killing EFC?
Is he a BAD character? Why?
130 Posted 16/05/2018 at 20:00:06
It's just waiting for Moshiri to appoint a bog painting manager after Steve Walsh, reluctantly, declined the role.
131 Posted 16/05/2018 at 20:01:30
132 Posted 16/05/2018 at 20:10:03
133 Posted 16/05/2018 at 20:18:31
Can you imagine if Marco Silva joins us as well? The place will be like a Vidal Sassoon advert.
134 Posted 16/05/2018 at 20:19:11
135 Posted 16/05/2018 at 20:44:52
Whats to say they wouldnt have had a downturn at some point in the season anyway? All clubs do .
They finished where most people and bookmakers expected them to (about 12th-16th).. So saying Silvas head was turned hasnt affected anything, they have had their expected season with their limited squad.
Appoint the best sports lawyers in the country to tell them to go away or we will sue them for defamation .
136 Posted 16/05/2018 at 20:50:27
137 Posted 16/05/2018 at 20:55:52
138 Posted 16/05/2018 at 21:03:17
139 Posted 16/05/2018 at 21:06:58
140 Posted 16/05/2018 at 21:11:16
Since then, I haven't been able to stop thinking about Sammy Lee getting one in the eye as he's being given a massage by Steve Walsh at Finch Farm. Please make it stop.
141 Posted 16/05/2018 at 21:20:12
142 Posted 16/05/2018 at 21:29:38
Today is a good day to smile !
143 Posted 16/05/2018 at 21:41:02
144 Posted 16/05/2018 at 21:43:07
That reminds me why I was always so annoyed with him. Never any consistency.
145 Posted 16/05/2018 at 21:53:05
I've been working, logged on at day's end for shits and giggles, and now we've hired Brands.
One thing you can not say is Moshri isn't decisive! A crap season and he makes changes stat.
I like it.
Roll on this New Everton!
146 Posted 16/05/2018 at 21:56:12
147 Posted 16/05/2018 at 21:59:23
This now feels like the first stages of a plan. Board restructured, a proper DoF appointed, manager to hopefully come shortly. All planned in advance and executed quickly at the right time.
It might not work, but at least they're trying. That's the least I expect!
148 Posted 16/05/2018 at 22:12:57
For me, Garth Crooks has always been Toad of Toad Hall, what with his little waistcoats etc.
I always imagine him indignantly jumping into his little red sports car, driving away from the BBC studio's.
149 Posted 16/05/2018 at 22:15:59
1. New manager / coaching staff
2. The 3 new players (possibly not those that SA said hed identified )
3. The return of Ken Buckleys match reports
... and well all be happy!
150 Posted 16/05/2018 at 22:20:33
151 Posted 16/05/2018 at 23:16:07
I saw Lukaku say that also. More recently, Tosun said the same thing.
152 Posted 16/05/2018 at 23:32:26
Anyway, welcome to Everton FC Marcel Brands. please bring us our dignity back, be brave, and please don't be drawn in to this nonsense of filtering news through Jim White. He's a cheap huckster and Mr Moshiri has been unwise to cahoot with Sky TV in any way. Please fuck them off. Yours Niall aged 60 and 1/2.
153 Posted 16/05/2018 at 23:46:13
154 Posted 16/05/2018 at 23:57:46
Interesting times - at last!
155 Posted 17/05/2018 at 00:26:08
Maybe Lookman's loan there was part of a big plan after all...
156 Posted 17/05/2018 at 00:32:36
The most important job in all of this reshuffle is the Manager. We have to get it right this time.
Let's get it done. The last thing we need is for this appointment to be dragged out like the Sigurdsson saga.
Show your muscle, Mr Moshiri – let's get somebody with a proven track record to push us into the top 4!
157 Posted 17/05/2018 at 00:40:17
158 Posted 17/05/2018 at 00:50:08
Koeman got the gig because of what he supposedly did at Southampton but everybody knows Pochettino was responsible for that.
Where is he now? Where are Spurs? If Tottenham can do it so can we. We need a Manager to grab the bull by the balls!
159 Posted 16/05/2018 at 04:07:45
Phil – keep stirring the pot; we need your steadying influence – I know you bleed blue. Chaaaaaaaarge!
160 Posted 17/05/2018 at 08:31:24
162 Posted 17/05/2018 at 09:13:58
Yes, Nicola Cortese. He would have been the walnut on top of the whip. I posted on another article on TW to Google Phillipe Coutinho / Southampton. Interestingly it was he who spotted Pochettino.
163 Posted 17/05/2018 at 11:29:29
164 Posted 17/05/2018 at 14:53:53
Up until now, it's been a case of 'meet the new boss, same as the old boss' 'but I get my knees and pray we don't get fooled again!'
165 Posted 17/05/2018 at 16:55:34
I don't think a DOF works unless quickly SUCCESSFUL. After that, it just becomes a tit for tat, I'm better than you, you're not doing your job very well relationship.
Obviously hope to be proved wrong.
Simeone would be great but very unlikely.
Get Emry or Ancelotti in that order ASAP before we lose out to our Premier League rivals.
We can't wait for the 1st June surely.
166 Posted 17/05/2018 at 16:55:48
We won't get fooled again. I like the appointment of Marcel Brands I think it's a definite step forward. Along with all the other board changes, it looks as though the club is moving forward with a good feel of positivity. It actually looked is as though someone knows what they are doing.
The next choice is new manager to compliment the other appointments and the blues should be well on their way. Really excited about the future.
167 Posted 17/05/2018 at 23:38:24
I mean, she runs and has improved a local charity, EitC, but how does that give her the leg up to CEO? What does she know about the thing that matters: football???
I'd be having another look at that appointment if I was you, Mr Moshiri.
168 Posted 18/05/2018 at 07:58:48
He wasn't the right calibre.
169 Posted 18/05/2018 at 12:45:33
170 Posted 18/05/2018 at 16:43:47
About 40 years ago when he was 50.
171 Posted 19/05/2018 at 17:39:48
172 Posted 19/05/2018 at 17:42:16
173 Posted 19/05/2018 at 17:50:42
They would make an exciting front 3, with Tosun and Calvert-Lewin offering options. (I hope the new manager can improve Calvert-Lewin.)
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