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Ex-Everton chief Brands takes aim at Moshiri - and 'Rolls Royce' Ancelotti

Former Everton technical director Marcel Brands has spoken of his testy relationship with owner Farhad Moshiri.

Brands spent a little over three years at Goodison Park from 2018-21, before he left the club last December. He has since gone on to take a role at Dutch club PSV Eindhoven.

“I tried until my last breath to keep coach Marco Silva in the saddle because I was convinced he is a top trainer," Brands told De Telegraaf. “Then one looks very simple. And then after three defeats, measures are taken.

“I had to talk like a mad man to keep Ancelotti in the saddle, but in the end, he left for Real Madrid because he felt the support of the owners was not there. What are you talking about then?

Ronald Koeman has noticed it too. You cannot say that Koeman, Silva and Ancelotti are the wrong trainers. It is just very difficult to get a grip on the club if success does not come immediately.

“And it sometimes goes the other way too. We played a great game under Carlo Ancelotti at Tottenham Hotspur, and then he just got a new Rolls Royce.

“The Premier League is so fantastically well organised and is such a powerful brand, but there is still so much room for improvement in the way the money is handled.

“To give an example: every time a trainer is fired, the whole team has to leave. That way, you don't build anything up. That is a waste of money."

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