What The Papers Say - January 9

The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton.

Marcel Brands’ appointment to the Everton board at Tuesday night’s General Meeting features in the Liverpool Echo.

The local read carries quotes from Everton Chief Executive Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale, who said: “Our approach now is to have a Director of Football with a broader remit responsible for the whole footballing strategy at the club rather than just player recruitment.”

Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright praised the impact Brands has made in his first six months at Everton.

"We have a great Director of Football who has taken over and changed an awful lot at the club," he said. "He has totally reorganised our scouting. He is a cradle-to-grave man."

The Club’s proposed new stadium at Bramley Moore-Dock was a key topic at last night’s event at the Philharmonic Hall. Everton Deputy Chairman Keith Harris is quoted in the Echo. He said: “We want a stadium which reflects the atmosphere and passion that we have today and also includes the benefits of innovation, technology and development techniques.”

Chairman Bill Kenwright underlined the Club's vow to leave a lasting legacy in L4.

“Goodison Park is my favourite place in the world and it is very important we support Denise and her plans for – not the resurrection of Goodison Park – but the fact we are not going to leave it," he said.

“We are going to create something that is lasting and say, ‘Thanks ever so much Liverpool 4'. And it will be, I promise you, a great, great legacy."

Everton major shareholder Farhad Moshiri features in the Daily Express. He explains how he is convinced Marco Silva is the ideal manager to drive Everton forward.

“We did our homework and we put a big bet on Marco and we stick with him,” he said. “We have had some terrific performances [this season] and the challenge in the second half is to have a lot more of those performances.”

The Daily Mirror, meanwhile, speculates the Blues could be interested in signing Porto midfielder Yacine Brahimi.

The 28-year-old Algerian international has been capped 41 times by his country.


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