Everton's future rests on Moshiri learning lessons
The Guardian|January 18, 2022
Club’s billionaire owner must learn from his mistakes as the threat of relegation looms over Goodison Park
Andy Hunter
When announcing the departure of Marcel Brands as director of football on 5 December Everton revealed that: “ 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.” A clean slate to implement the findings has materialised at a most inopportune moment but Farhad Moshiri must capitalise all the same.

As the threat of a relegation fight grows increasingly real at Goodison Park, Everton find themselves lacking not only consensus among the hierarchy, a clear football plan and sufficient character within the dressing room. They also have no director of football following the exit of Brands, eight months after he signed a lucrative three-year contract, no head of recruitment and development nor a manager of scouting and operations after the previous incumbents, Grétar Steinsson and Dan Purdy respectively, decided to leave with the Dutchman.

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