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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