The Everton summer overhaul continues this morning, with PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands confirming that Marcel Brands has left his post to become the new Everton Director of Football.
An announcement has not yet been made by the Blues, but one suspects that the Finch Farm staffers are a little busy with champagne after Allardyce was sacked earlier in the day.
Brands, 56, has won three titles in the last four seasons with the Dutch side, and run the rule over one of the best-run clubs in the world. He comes to Everton with a sterling reputation, and should provide a cohesiveness at the club not seen in some time.
Speaking to the PSV website, Brands said that “it is a very difficult decision, but I think this is a good step at the right time.” The Dutchman continued:
It’s really hard to let go of something that’s good, but I’m going to do that anyway. In my job, too, 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.
(via Google Translate)
It is unclear where this leaves Steve Walsh. Sacked? Reassigned? Who knows, but my goodness, Farhad Moshiri has had a Wednesday, eh?