Report: Everton consider Steve Walsh axe.....and fans are delighted

Steve Walsh assistant manager of Leicester City looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Southampton at The King Power Stadium on April 3, 2016 in...

Everton are reportedly reviewing Steve Walsh's role as DoF.

Steve Walsh, assistant manager celebrates on stage during the Leicester City Barclays Premier League Winners Bus Parade on May 16, 2016 in Leicester, England.

According to The Times, Steve Walsh's position as Everton's Director of Football is under threat.

Walsh oversaw a summer spending spree which totalled around £150 million but the fact that Everton are 16th in the Premier League should illustrate that his signings have not had the desired effect yet.

The former Leicester City scout, who earns £1 million per year at Goodison Park, is reported by The Times to have had "little involvement" in the club's ongoing search for Ronald Koeman's replacement after recommending Sam Allardyce, which failed to materialise.

Steve Walsh director of football at Everton during the pre-season friendly match between Barnsley and Everton at Oakwell Stadium on July 23, 2016 in Barnsley, England.

As a result, Everton are wondering whether Walsh is doing enough to justify his salary and have his situation "under review" for the time being - fans of the Merseyside club are delighted 

Gylfi Sigurdsson, who at £40 million represents the bulk of that £150 million outlay, has managed no goals and three assists (two in the Europa League) in his first 15 games for Everton.

Steve Walsh assistant manager of Leicester City looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Southampton at The King Power Stadium on April 3, 2016 in...

Davy Klaassen, who cost £26 million, has been in and out of the side as he struggles to settle, whereas the highly-rated Sandro, a £6 million addition, has also struggled in a big way since joining from Malaga.

At the moment, so many of Walsh's signings are looking like a waste of money and it would be surprising to see him in charge of the January pot unless some of them have a frighteningly good December.

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