I live and work in Amsterdam and currently work with an AZ fan and an Ajax supporter (who is ridiculously knowledgeable about world football), both sing his praises. Naturally, we will have to see but the talk from my Dutch colleagues differs considerably from what has been posted earlier.
I think you will struggle to find anybody in Holland who does not respect Brands! I also did not understand the post or what they said as he is very well liked and respected by most supporters here!
We all do not know if he will be a success at Everton, but if he brings half of the dedication and knowledge of the game he has then we should be happy we have him! He is a workaholic and is very good at his job, at least we have someone in the role we know has experience in doing the job he has been employed to do, rather than Walsh.
As I said even I do not know if he will succeed, but I do know for sure Brands will do it to his best ability!