Everton are reportedly considering a slight structural change at the club.
According to The Mirror, the Merseyside outfit are in talks with PSV Eindhoven’s director of football Marcel Brands.
Steve Walsh was appointed to carry out that role at Goodison Park in July 2016.
The report claims that if Brands does come on board, he will work alongside Walsh and provide a ‘global dimension’ to the club\s recruitment policy.
The 54-year-old has been working at PSV since 2010 and has been responsible for bringing in around £200m in transfer revenue.
Prior to joining the Eredivisie leaders, Brands worked as director of football at AZ Alkmaar, where he helped bring in Louis van Gaal as manager.
The former Manchester United boss spent four years at the club between 2005 and 2009, and won the league title in that time.
Everton have not been shy in the transfer market having spent more than £100m players last summer.
In this window, the club have recruited Cenk Tosun from Besiktas and Arsenal star Theo Walcott, but they are yet to address the problems at left-back.
Following news of Everton’s reported interest in Brands, fans have had their say on Twitter.
Walsh must just go!
— allan corlett (@corlettoblue) January 24, 2018
I think some blues are missing the real point of us going after Marcel Brands. It's less about Steve Walsh and more about our business plan of buying young players, develop them in U23's and on loan then sell on for profit. Chelsea have been doing it for years. #EFC
— Jake Cintra (@SuperJakeC) January 24, 2018
Bit of a weird one this, why bring someone of his calibre in not to do his normal job whilst we've got somebody there already.
— Ian Roberts (@bigmanbob10) January 24, 2018
LvG to come on the summer..?
— Tom Leadbetter (@leads) January 24, 2018
Crazy as a club to revert to a DoF system and then appoint a scout in the position, bring in an experienced DoF to start the process.
— Carl (@leecjml1982) January 24, 2018
— Swedish Evertonian (@EFCswe) January 24, 2018
Need to get rid of demote Walsh as he's clearly not up to the task.
— Dorf (@dorf14) January 24, 2018
Middle management are getting bloated here! Where’s the bloody players we need! 😡
— Patrick Butler (@buitleir) January 24, 2018