Everton fans have aired their frustration with their former director of football, Steve Walsh.
In a recent interview with The Athletic, Walsh explained that he had lined up deals for Harry Maguire, Andy Robertson, Erling Haaland and Jonny Evans, however, they were turned down by the Toffees (via Liverpool Echo).
With the move marking his first in a role of the kind, having previously been a scout, the club spent £150 million on transfers and ended up in the Premier League relegation zone prior to his sacking (per Liverpool Echo).
The recent article had supporters reflecting on his appointment at Goodison Park, which led them to decide that he should never have been given a director of football role in the first place.
No use to us now is it? He can bang on about all these talented players all he wants, he overseen then purchase of the worlds most expensive fridge and put it centre half.
— Michael (@XantosDomingos1) November 18, 2019
Anyone who plays @FootballManager could have called them players out…
Agree he might have an eye for a player, no way did he throw them at Everton and then sign the DROSS* that he did
— TheBigRezowski (@PaulRezon) November 18, 2019
Didn’t he scout Sandro?
— Kris Hutchinson (@HutchTweeting) November 19, 2019
Did he buy Sandro and klassen what manager did he get ?
— paul comer (@paulcomer1966) November 18, 2019
It’s as infuriating as seeing players played out of position, knowing we’ve employed technical staff in posts which have not made best use of their key skillset, isn’t it?
— Jamie Yates (@mrjamieyates) November 18, 2019
Agreed, always been a world class scout. Just can’t seem to take it further into a business setting with a high level vision
— Alex Johnson (@BigAlexJohnson) November 18, 2019
Said it at the time, the decision to make him DoF was scandalous he was a scout at best
— James Andrews (@SavEliiz2014) November 18, 2019
You hit the nail on the head, we head hunted him for the job he done at Leicester and employed him in a different role.
— Neil (@spuddy1878) November 18, 2019
What do we think?
It is doubtless that the touted names by the former director of football in the interview would have made a difference, but the whole truth will potentially never be known.