Brands reveals long term plan for Everton

    Brands reveals long term plan for Everton

    New Everton Director Marcel Brands has revealed that his plan for Everton is a long term one and he is building for the next ten years and not just on transfers.

    The Dutchman revealed that he plans to overhaul the club from the first team right back to the academy and build a structure in place to help the club thrive.

    “It means that everything that has to do with football is going through me,” he explained. “I am responsible not only for the first team, but for me it’s very important to look after the youth academy.

    “It’s important to build a structure with the scouting, the youth academy, with the staff for a longer period.

    “So you will not see my work yet. Of course everyone is focusing on this summer’s transfer market but that’s only part of the job.

    “You will not see me on the pitch or interrupting in the starting XI because that’s the job of the coach. But I will look more to build structure behind the scenes not just for one year but for five, six, ten years.”

    “In a lot of countries it’s (Director of Football model) is normal – in Germany and Holland, for instance. England is one of the countries where there is still a lot of resistance.

    “But if you see nowadays what a manager has to do and the size of the staff – 20 people or more and more than 25 players – you are busy with that job 24 hours a day.

    “It’s impossible to build as structure around you and be able to look at the youth academies and that kind of thing. You think how much money clubs put into their youth academies and the coach is only concerned with the first team? That’s not the best structure to get the best results out of everything.

    Have you been impressed with Brands since the club appointed him?

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