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Sam Allardyce questions Everton's transfer chief Marcel Brands

Marco Silva, manager of Everton, after the Premier League match between Burnley and Everton at Turf Moor, Burnley on Saturday 5th October 2019. (Credit: Pat Scaasi | MI News) Photograph...

Marco Silva is under serious pressure with his Everton side currently sitting in the relegation zone after a poor start to the season.

Director of Football of Everton FC, Marcel Brands looks on during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Sheffield United at Goodison Park on September 21, 2019 in Liverpool,...

Sam Allardyce has questioned how many transfers Marco Silva has actually sanctioned as his own, as he suggested that recent signings are all of Marcel Brands doing. 

The Toffees are in a sticky situation, at this moment in time because they are in the relegation zone after a poor start to the campaign despite the club backing Silva during the summer transfer window. 

Brands is the Director of Football at Goodison Park, and his role would be to sanction the deals and try and purchase players from a list provided by the Everton manager, but how much of an influence Silva actually has on these transfers is unknown.

 

Speaking to The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show on TalkSport, Allardyce admitted that he would have 'loved' to have had the money that has been spent when he was at the club as he questioned Brands' role on Merseyside. 

"I would have loved to have stayed and I would have loved to have all this money that has been spent on the team," Allardyce told TalkSport. "The team Marco Silva has now to the one I had there are only three or four players playing from my time. 

On whether Everton would be in their current position if he was still in charge: "Well, I'm bound to say that [they wouldn't be], aren't I!? If I had that much money to spend. You have got to look at the new Director of Football as well. 

"Marco Silva's struggling because he hasn't recruited, it's the DoF. He's been brought in as a big reputation as DoF. I had a good relationship with Steve Walsh. At the end of the day, you spend all this money and if you don't spend it the right way it makes the manager's job harder. I wonder how many of these players Silva actually sanctioned to say they were the ones he wanted?"

Marco Silva, manager of Everton, after the Premier League match between Burnley and Everton at Turf Moor, Burnley on Saturday 5th October 2019. (Credit: Pat Scaasi | MI News) Photograph...

It seems as though Silva will survive this international break, but if poor results and performances continue then questions will be asked. 

Whilst Everton did dip into the market, Silva would have been disappointed that the club didn't secure the services of another centre-back, as they are now struggling and light in numbers in that area. 

Another area where Everton have lacked bite has been up front, with summer signing Moise Kean yet to get going and Dominic Calvert-Lewin not providing the answers to Silva's questions. 

Moise Kean of Everton during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Everton FC at Turf Moor on October 5, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom.

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