Everton head coach Rafa Benitez has been given full support from the club despite his poor late outing and the departure of Marcel Brands. The club said they would continue to give the manager their “full support” following the departure of director of football Marcel Brands. Marcel Brands departed the club Sunday, but they have made it known that they will not let that hinder their support for the manager.
Everton Gives Rafa Benitez Full Support Despite Departure of Marcel Brands
The 59-year-old Dutchman joined PSV Eindhoven in 2018, but owner Farhad Moshiri has moved to tackle the crisis encompassing the club. Brands has been criticised for his part in Everton’s transfer policy which made them spend close to £300m during his reign in the club. Some of the furious supporters rounded on him and chairman Bill Kenwright at the end of Wednesday’s 4-1 Merseyside derby defeat by Liverpool at Goodison Park.
Marcel Brands then said that both he and the club agreed that there is a clear difference in the vision and direction for this beautiful club, so he had to step down. He also said the decision took some time to be agreed upon as some consideration had to be met before anytime could be done. He also said the decision was one of the most difficult he had to take in his career.
Brands had worked alongside some key managers the club has had. He worked with Marco Silva, Carlo Ancelotti and latterly Rafa Benitez during his time at the club. Everton says they will undergo a strategic review of the football structure “which will inform the best model for the club to proceed within the long term”. They will face Arsenal in the Monday night football later today with the hope of bouncing back from their 4-1 loss to Liverpool.