Tof­fees switch it up, as Moyes gets on the move

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Ever­ton’s sum­mer re­struc­tur­ing is un­der way af­ter man­ager Sam Al­lardyce was sacked and PSV Eind­hoven’s Mar­cel Brands (above) ar­rived to re­place direc­tor of foot­ball Steve Walsh.

Both de­par­tures were ex­pected as the pair paid the price for poor per­for­mance on the field and dis­ap­point­ing busi­ness off it, af­ter the big­gest trans­fer spend in the club’s his­tory – al­most £200 mil­lion (Dh991.8m) – back­fired.

Brands spent eight years at PSV and signed play­ers like Ge­orginio Wi­j­nal­dum, Kevin St­root­man and Dries Mertens rel­a­tively cheaply. He will be tasked with the search for a new man­ager along with new chief ex­ec­u­tive Denise Bar­rett Bax­en­dale and deputy chair­man Keith Har­ris, whose pro­mo­tions were only an­nounced on Tues­day evening.

Marco Silva is the favourite to take over af­ter a failed bid to se­cure him from Wat­ford in Novem­ber.

Mean­while, West Ham are back on the hunt for a “high-cal­i­bre” man­ager af­ter opt­ing not to ex­tend the con­tract of David Moyes.

For­mer Ever­ton, Manch­ester United and Sun­der­land boss Moyes lifted the Ham­mers out of the rel­e­ga­tion zone af­ter re­plac­ing Slaven Bilic on a short-term con­tract in Novem­ber.

But an even­tual 13th-placed fin­ish, was ap­par­ently not enough to earn the 55-year-old Scot a new deal.

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