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Marcel Brands Has Left His Position as Everton’s Director of Football

Marcel Brands Has Left His Position as Everton’s Director of Football

Marcel Brands has left his position as Everton’s director of football. And even as Everton announced this official football transfer, the club is giving their “full support” to manager Rafa Benitez.

Marcel Brands previously worked as the director of football at PSV. He took over the Everton role, as their director of football, from Steve Walsh in 2018.

But now, unfortunately, the 59-year-old has left his job ahead of Monday night’s game against Arsenal at Goodison Park.

Brands came under intense pressure in the past few weeks, along with other members of the Everton hierarchy.

And the situation escalated after the Merseyside derby defeat on Wednesday. After a 4-1 loss to Liverpool (the football news), Everton fans verbally confronted Brands and other higher-ups in management.

Marcel Brands Has Left His Position as Everton’s Director of Football

Following this immense disapproval from the club’s own fans, Everton’s director of football Marcel Brands has resigned from his post.

A club statement said: “The owner and directors would like to thank Marcel for the service he has given to the club over the past three-and-a half-years and wish him well for his future.

“A strategic review of the football structure will now take place which will inform the best model for the club to proceed with in the long term.

“In the meantime, the owner and board of directors will continue to provide our manager, Rafa Benitez, with their full support.”

As for Brands himself, he said, in his farewell address: “On Friday, following a personal conversation with the chairman and my fellow board members, we agreed that I would step down from my post as director of football and as a member of the Everton football club board.

“This decision has taken some time and some consideration and was one of the most difficult I have faced in my career.

“The board and I agreed that there is a clear difference in the vision and direction for this beautiful club and, with that in mind, the decision was taken.

“I want to thank everyone in the club who I have worked closely with over the last three-and-a-half years. There are a lot of talented people at Everton with huge passion and commitment to move the club forward, both on and off the pitch.

“I want to wish all of the squad every success, and I am convinced that there is enough quality to improve the current situation quickly.

“It has been an honour for me to work at this fantastic club and I wish everyone associated with Everton the very best for the future.”

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