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TT Battle: Marco Silva vs Marcel Brands

They make a good pairing, don’t they? Marcel Brands and Marco Silva have worked together well during their time in Merseyside so far, but they will have to keep that going in the long-run to provide much-needed stability at Everton.

Both Brands and Silva, the director of football and manager respectively, have helped the first step of Everton’s overhaul with some fine business in the summer and the ending of the old guard in the side.

The pair work in conjunction, both having the goal of succeeding with Everton in relation to whatever the targets set are. Judging by what Brands has told the media, there is evidently respect that goes both ways between the pair, representing a good working relationship.

“I think he’s a very good coach for Everton. He’s a young coach, a modern coach, a coach that wants to work from your heart- and I think he’s fitting fantastically at the club.”

So far into their spells at the club, judging by the calibre of players brought in, it seems that the pair work closely on incomings to sign players that not only fit the vision of Brands for the club but players that Silva also approves of and work well in his style of play.

With that approach, that will only benefit them whilst working together as then both of them are fully aware of what is going on, what needs addressing and they can then both voice their opinion to one another, knowing that it will be valued and impactful in the decision-making.

In terms of who is in charge and whether there is a battle for top-dog between the pair, that seems to be far from the case. The power structure is not as clear-cut as it is at some other clubs, however, given how important Brands was in bringing the Portuguese boss to Goodison and it being part of his role to have the final say on dealings, he just edges Silva in the power respect.

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