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.
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
Good, let him go. Absolute disaster of an appointment.— steve harding (@stevietoffee) November 25, 2017
Get rid— Ethan White (@ethwhite) November 25, 2017
He needs to go.— John Foy (@JohnFoyEFC) November 25, 2017
Our signings have been complete disasters.
He finds them, scouts them and recommends them.
If that isn't his job, and therefore his fault, what is?
About time I havnt got a clue what he does— Adam Beswick (@ELC_NSNO) November 25, 2017
And rightly so, the whole transfer policy has been a disaster and this man has been at the helm!!— Joanna Mc (@mc_joannamarie) November 25, 2017
why does the CEO and Chairman escape every time they are wrotten to the core and suck the life out of Everton— Nigel (@nigekneale) November 25, 2017
Don’t want to see anyone out of work but responsibility must fall on his shoulders as DOF— Martyn (@Marty_Son) November 25, 2017
Absolutely ridiculous salary. I wasn’t a Koeman fan but Walsh should have gone before him. What is this guy actually doing for the club?— Gareth Whiteley (@GarethWhiteley) November 25, 2017
The fact that Steve Walsh wanted his mate Allardyce to get the @Everton job is enough for me to want him gone..— Grandmaster Tash™ (@danielvane) November 25, 2017
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.
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.