Could West Ham hijack Everton move for Marcel Brands after comments and the lure of London?

West Ham United Joint Chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold (L) chat prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Wigan Athletic and West Ham United at the DW Stadium on May 15,...

West Ham United and Everton are both in the hunt for a new director of football.

West Ham United Joint Chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold (L) chat prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Wigan Athletic and West Ham United at the DW Stadium on May 15,...

West Ham are in the process of appointing a director of football as part of an overhaul behind the scenes while Everton want someone who can oversee what is expected to be another summer of big spending.

Hammers supporters are angry over what they feel is a string of broken promises from transfer spending to their move to the London Stadium.

One of their biggest bones of contention has been the club's transfer policy since the big move to Stratford which was used by the owners as their raison d'etre in leaving Upton Park.

Co-owner David Sullivan, who has been directly involved in signings and dealing with agents, has confirmed he will take a step back and hand the responsibility to an experienced figure when revealing the recruitment overhaul, as previously reported by HITC.com.

Speculation has been rife over who will be appointed to the Hammers role with links to the like of Harry Redknapp and Barry Fry dismissed.

Farhad Moshiri, Everton owner is seen prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Meanwhile he Toffees are targeting PSV chief Marcel Brands as the man to oversee things at Goodison Park, as reported by the likes of Sky Sports.

But Brands has left the door open on his future while revealing he is flattered by interest in his services.

Speaking to NRC in his homeland, Brands said: "Everton, it's flattering, but I've said no more than yes in recent years.

"I also said yes to PSV only the second time. I have a very nice job and a nice life here. The question is whether I want to give it up. I've never been a club-hopper."

PSV Eindhoven managing director Tiny Sanders (L) and and technical manager Marcel Brands speak during a press conference in Eindhoven, on March 12, 2012 announcing that PSV Eindhoven coach...

While Everton may be prepared to spend more money than West Ham this summer, the Hammers will surely be looking to make waves in order to win back the trust of disillusioned supporters.

They also have the London factor in their favour, which could prove a powerful lure for Brands.

With few outstanding candidates available West Ham and Everton will undoubtedly be looking at similar candidates and the East Londoners may see this as the perfect opportunity to swoop in and seal something of a coup.

Brands (pictured above, right) knows a player too and has a track record of talent spotting success. Having joined PSV as technical director in 2010 he reportedly masterminded the signings of the likes of Gini Wijnaldum, Kevin Strootman, Dries Mertens and Davy Propper to name but a few for the Dutch champions elect.

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