Fleetwood CEO hails Gretor Steinsson amid reported Everton move

A general view of Goodison Park before the pre-season friendly match between Everton and Valencia at Goodison Park on August 4, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Premier League outfit Everton are reportedly set to appoint Steinsson as their chief European scout after three years in League One with Fleetwood Town.

Everton Director of Football, Marcel Brands looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton FC and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on September 1, 2018 in Liverpool, United...

Everton’s transformation behind the scenes goes on.

After sealing the appointment of the esteemed director of football Marcel Brands following a trophy-laden spell at PSV, Gretar Steinsson has now arrived at Goodison Park to work alongside the Dutchman, according to Fleetwood Today.

It is reported that the 36-year-old, a former Bolton Wanderers defender, has been unveiled as Everton’s chief European scout after three years as the technical director at League One outfit Fleetwood Town.

 

And with the appointment seemingly confirmed, Fleetwood’s CEO Steve Curwood has lauded the impact Steinsson has made at Highbury since his appointment in 2015.

“He’s been valuable to work alongside over the last four years, and has supported the club in understanding greater detail around the medium to long-term planning across the elite performance areas of the club,” Curwood said.

“He has supported the advancement of processes, as well as individual staff development across the club.

technic director Gretar Steinsson of Fleetwood Town during the friendly match between AZ and Fleetwood Town at Sportpark Westeneng on july 20, 2016 in Garderen, the Netherlands

“His major input into the inception and growth of the academy – which recently received a glowing audit at the first attempt – will be very much remembered.”

Everton look a totally different club these days and are heading in the right direction under Brands and head coach Marco Silva.

Many of Brands’ summer signings have been an unmitigated success with Lucas Digne, Richarlison, Bernard and Andre Gomes shining in royal blue, and Steinsson should add further expertise behind the scenes.

And it will be interesting to see whether the former Icelandic international’s arrival at Goodison Park will lead to a healthy link-up between Everton and Fleetwood in the coming months and years. Fleetwood Today report that The Toffees have paid the Cod Army a compensation fee for Steinsson.

Gretar Steinsson of Bolton Wanderers in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Bolton Wanderers and Arsenal at the Reebok Stadium on February 1, 2012 in Bolton, England.

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