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Flashback: Marcel Brands appointed as Everton’s director of football

Flashback: Marcel Brands appointed as Everton’s director of football

On May 16th 2018, Everton announced that they had appointed Marcel Brands as their new Director of Football. 

Indeed, a lot of supporters were over the moon with club’s decision to appoint Marcel Brands, as they took to Twitter to express their sheer delight over the announcement.

The 56-year-old has established a reputation for developing players and building clubs, overseeing PSV Eindhoven’s charge to three Eredivisie titles having previously helped transform the fortunes of RKC Waalwijk and AZ Alkmaar.

Marcel Brands has already worked wonders on the transfer front for the Toffees, having secured the services of a number of special talents. Lucas Digne, Andre Gomes and Richarlison are just three of the players who have arrived at Everton since Brands took over as the club’s director of football in the summer.

Indeed, following the close of the summer transfer window, Brands started to look at Everton’s Academy and though plans have been complicated by a two-year academy transfer ban after historic breaches of Premier League rules, the former PSV Eindhoven man has pressed ahead with his long-term vision.

Sadly, things haven’t always been perfect as Brands failed to bring in any reinforcements last month, which did raise a few eyebrows as the Toffees now find themselves struggling at the pinnacle of the attack.

The Dutchman is now in charge of Everton’s entire football strategy from academy to first team.

It’s clear to see that Brands has already played a big part in getting the club to where it is to this day, but this is only the start and things will inevitably get better from here on in.

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