Doubts grow over Allardyce as Everton approach PSV mastermind

Date published: Monday 9th April 2018 11:10 - James Marshment

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PSV general manager Toon Gerbrands has confirmed that Everton have approached Director of Football Marcel Brands to see if he would consider a move to Goodison Park. 

It was reported last week by Sky Sports News that Everton wanted the 56-year-old to join them as they look to restructure their backroom staff in an appointment that could yet have implications for manager Sam Allardyce’s long-term future.

Now Gerbrands has confirmed talks have taken place between the clubs over Brands, telling Fox Sports Holland: “They have recently spoken to him, but also twice in the last year.

“It has not gone through twice and even now the contract is not complete at all. Everton also has to speak to PSV and that is not the case yet. They have only spoken to Marcel, and he’s informed us about this. It is not done yet.

“His feeling must be 100 per cent good. The fact that he has had a conversation with them does indicate that he is considering it.”

Any appointment of Brands will cast huge doubts over the long-term future of Toffees boss Allardyce. His future is set to come under review at the end of the season and amid reports Everton are looking to replace him with a coach, with both Paulo Fonseca and Marco Silva both in the running.


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