I know its easy to bash someone when they clearly failed, like Walsh did in not getting a Lukaku replacement, but when you break it down he also did some good stuff and did a lot of the things Brands has discussed. He invested massively in youth getting Lookman, Vlasic, Sandro, Bowler, Donkor, Onyekuru these were some of the most sought after kids around and we got them. Yes the Lukaku thing effectively cost us our season and for that alone he should've gone immediately, but when you look at that list he also contributed a lot and it wasnt his fault that managers didnt chose to play them.
But it’s his presence, or lack of that’s apparent.
He clearly didn’t have the clout or willingness to impose on the managers what the club’s wishes were etc.
A DoF is also a key person for expressing what the club wants to do from a footballing angle and you rarely heard anything from him.
I know they’re only words but Brands is immediately setting his stall out re managers and that we need to compete. It’s laying down the marker everyone else in the hierarchy.
Doesn’t seem like he (Walsh) progressed from being a scout.