October 30, 2020, 08:00:01 PM

Author Topic: Marcel Brands to Join Everton  (Read 105358 times)

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October 24, 2020, 09:02:04 PM
Reply #1395


Theres always blurred lines with a DoF's role, but I imagine it's to:

1. Come to an agreement with the manager on first team signings
2. Get the best deal possible for those signings
3. Get the best deal possible for outgoing transfers
4. Find appropriate loans for young talent
5. Recruit the right young players

He seems to have hit all of these this summer, except maybe number 3.

I think in fairness, if he actually move them on that would be a miracle. Not much call for high wage flops who realise they won't be paid anything like here but somewhere else... l am still slightly gutted Besic didn't work out or prove good enough.

October 24, 2020, 09:08:39 PM
Reply #1396


A new three year contract for Brands next season would tie in with the three years remaining for Mr Ancelotti
I would think that it would make more sense to tie him in for a bit longer than 3 years tbh. The whole idea of having a DOF around is to maintain continuity and manage transitions. If Don Carlo decides to call it a day after his initial stint is done, then a DOF will be pretty pivotal in identifying, recruiting and bedding in his replacement. Having a DOF around who has been around for some time, knows the club inside out and is fully onboard and in tune with the club's ambitions is invaluable.

October 24, 2020, 11:40:58 PM
Reply #1397


Brands is yet to have his current 3 year contract extended, with discussions to resume in January

And to include consultation with Mr Ancelotti, one would assume

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October 25, 2020, 01:33:56 AM
Reply #1398


Surely itís a no brainier he will get a new contract?

Donít even think weíve seen the best of his abilities yet the main priority for quite some time has been to get rid of a lot of shite.

He was questioned by the fans in the beginning but as times gone on he seems to be done better. Think he can focus more on recruitment now.

Weíve also not been able to sign any academy players have we? Or has that ended? As Iím sure Iíve read one of his main assets is developing the academy and bringing in better prospects.
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