Brands confirmed as new Everton director of football

Watford manager Marco Silva looks on during the pre-season friendly match between AFC Wimbledon and Watford at The Cherry Red Records Stadium

Manufacturers has left PSV Eindhoven to exchange Steve Walsh, who has been sacked for overseeing a disastrous recruitment coverage that noticed Everton spend £239million over a 12-month interval however end with a worse factors tally final season than the earlier marketing campaign.

Brands, who will have a big say in that appointment and the future direction of the club, said: "The fantastic passion of the fans for their club, the magnificent history of the club over the years and the ambition and goal 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".

Everton announced the departure of Allardyce on Wednesday morningafter the manager met with the club's majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri.

As part of the questionnaire, supporters were asked whether they agree with the statement of "I have a high level of trust in the current manager and coaching staff at Everton e.g.in making the right decisions to get the best out of the team".

"Chief among my priorities is to structure and resource our club to enable us to fully achieve our ambitions".

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

'It is just a problem akin to this which may have persuaded me to depart PSV the place I'm indebted to the many individuals whose collective effort led to some nice achievements. "We will work alongside Marcel on the recruitment of a new manager, which is now our biggest focus".

Everton's new director of football Marcel Brands has been promised a big transfer war chest to rebuild the squad this summer.

Walsh arrived on Merseyside with an impressive reputation after being credited with helping Leicester City's unlikely Premier League title triumph. "I am really looking forward to that".

"I have no idea yet, there is certainly interest from other clubs, and if there is something attractive that suits me, I would certainly consider it", said De Jong.

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