It has been a turbulent few years for Everton since losing David Moyes and the Toffees have struggled to find consistency.
The first few months of Marco Silva’s time at Goodison Park have been varied but there are a number of positives to take, with one of the biggest causes of excitement being the success of the most recent tansfer window.
The Toffees splashed the cash in the summer to secure the likes of Richarlison, Lucas Digne and Yerry Mina, all of whom have caught the eye in recent months – and fans have reserved praise for another crucial addition.
Marcel Brands was brought to Merseyside to help oversee the transfer business and it is this off-field addition that has got fans talking on social media, as they heaped the praise on Brands and Silva for their work in the market.
We have gathered some of the best reactions below.
Hat doffed to Marcel Brands ???? We are not the finished article and we clearly still have some significant weaknesses to address but there is so much more potential and entertainment in this team than last season. ????????
— NeilWinN10 (@DustOnSpaceRock) November 3, 2018
Its very clever what Marcel Brands and Marco Silva have done this summer.
Its having obvious effects.
We can't legislate for bad referees gifting opposition teams. But we know Everton should in general turn up. Other teams will hate playing us. Didn't under previous regimes
— MDamon_toffee (+) (@Everton_Damon) November 4, 2018
Four genuinely really good football players shifting weight at Woodison. Up Marco Silva, up Marcel Brands and the up the gosh darn Toffees. pic.twitter.com/g2pP2YhDRv
— Charlie Caffery (@CharlieCaffery) November 3, 2018
digne feels like he’s been at the club for years …. zouma has made Keane go from per kroldrup to Dave Watson overnight … Andre Gomes is majestic in the middle of park just glides through games.. and richarlison is still nowhere near his peak.. the marcel brands effect.
— colin morris (@colin0306) November 4, 2018
Totally agree just a pity it was a year later than we should of got him
— Bryan g (@Bryangr73821538) November 4, 2018
He's majestic, a big reason why we've improved, thanks to Marcel Brands.
— Shoey Mc (@ShoeyEFC1234) November 5, 2018
Just on 12 months ago Sam Allardyce first game in charge of Everton v Huddersfield.
Gana, Davies, Rooney, Lennon, Sigurdsson (LW) Calvert Lewin.
What a difference 12 months makes and shows what a job Marcel Brands has done.
— Neil (@spuddy1878) November 5, 2018
We are in very good hands with Marcel Brands, heard some really good stuff about his input into running Everton as a football club this week https://t.co/FoTPQ2sFK9
— the esk (@theesk) November 3, 2018