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.
You’ve got me giddy again. Keep the good news coming; manager next.
— Rachael Cotgrave (@bluegirl1878) May 16, 2018
Excellent news and well done to the board for making this appointment. #EFC .
— Peter Papadopoulos (@PeterPapadopo11) May 16, 2018
Fantastic news. Welkom Marcel.
— Er, lads? (@BrownsGol) May 16, 2018
Absolutely brilliant. We finally got a man who’s actually a proper DoF. What a day this has been! Welcome to Everton Football Club, Marcel!
— Phil Kessel For the People (@IamBradMinoski) May 16, 2018
3 days after the final game of the season and Everton have already fucked off the manager,all his staff, Robert Elstone, and Steve Walsh replaced by Brands. Moshiri means business this summer
— Jon Murphy (@JonMurphyEfc) May 16, 2018
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.