Everton fans are getting excited about the future after reports that Marcel Brands is set to join the club, and they hope it means the end of Steve Walsh’s recruitment.
According to Sky Sports, PSV technical director Marcel Brands will replace Steve Walsh as director of football at Everton this summer.
PSV are currently seven points clear at the top of Eredivisie, and Sky Sports claims Brands will leave the club once they are crowned as Dutch champions.
Everton fans hoped it would mean the end of Steve Walsh as director of football when the links to Brands surfaced last month, and now they’re getting excited about the switch.
Walsh has not been particularly successful since he was handed the role, and the influx of mostly disappointing signings last summer may have put the nail in his Everton coffin.
Brands is highly regarded in the Netherlands, having signed players like Davy Propper, Dreis Mertens and Georginio Wijnaldum before moving them along for tidy profits.
The 55 year-old is represented by super agent Mino Raiola and Everton hope the pair can bring in the type of talent needed to break into the top six.
Fans have been reacting to the news on Twitter, and some of the best reactions can be found below…
Taxi for Walsh!
— Paul Hughes (@PhYozza72) April 4, 2018
Happy days, just the Fonz to be announced now ???
— OzPop (@OzPop2000) April 4, 2018
Great thing about Marcel Brands potentially joining #EFC is I don’t think he’s ever heard of gravy…?
— David Downie (@daviddownie17) April 4, 2018
Evertonians should be delighted by the news that Marcel Brands is joining, because it should spell the end of Steve Walsh.
A man that promised so much, yet failed on pretty much every level of player recruitment.
— TheEvertonForum.com/forum – Register now (@TheEFCForum) April 4, 2018
Welcome Marcel Brands. Please box up Steve Walsh's desk immediately
— WeDontGoOnTheBreak (@FinKitch) April 4, 2018
Yes… it’s started!!!
— Simon Greenway (@greeny_efc) April 4, 2018
Hopefully he chooses our new manager the way a DOF should work rather the cart leading the horse approach we've been making
— mark van marle (@markvanmarle) April 4, 2018