We donít know who or what Walsh was responsible for though. Seemingly almost everyone loves Vlasic and Sandro and rates them, do you think Koeman knew about them and requested them? Or even that lad weíve parked in Belgium? Same with Lookman as well.
Walsh could be a goldmine of knowledge given the freedom to operate properly, only time will tell, but heís clearly been handicapped by Koemans influence over Moshiri in the past and the squad imbalance isnt down to him.
The whole Walsh witchhunt is odd given nobody actually knows his role, responsibilities or remit are.
My guess is he was brought in to Everton largely due to his experience as a football scout at Chelsea and Newcastle and having been head of player recruitment at Leicester, he supposedly played a part in not just bringing in Kante, Vardy and Mahrez to Leicester but also the likes of Zola, Drogba and Essien when he was at Chelsea. We had lost Kevin Reeves who was in charge of the scouting setup until Martinez was sacked so we needed that position filled, the board identified Walsh but wanted to give him a director of football title with seemingly more responsibilities towards the running of the footballing of the club, whatever these responsibilities are supposed to be.
I think every signing we made this summer was endorsed by Koeman, he definitely wanted Rooney, Klaassen and Sigurdsson even though they all occupied the same position and supposedly Koeman and Walsh sat down earlier this summer to discuss transfer targets. It is difficult though to find out the full extent of Walsh's player recruitment role this summer, did he just recommend players and Kenwright/Elstone did all the negotiating or did he actually take a more active part in some deals like his trip to Italy was hinting at?
What seems to be the case though is the club is in quite a mess right now and it doesn't look like we have a proper functioning structure for planning or devising a clear coherent long term football development strategy. It wouldn't surprise me if certain decision making roles were overlapping or people nearer the top of the Everton hierarchy are making the decisions which maybe should be left to those with more expertise in footballing matters.
I just hope for the sake of Everton FC we can get the formula right before things get rapidly worse.