EVERTON may reportedly axe boss Rafa Benitez or director of football Marcel Brands as a power struggle engulfs the club.
The Toffees have failed to notch a win in their last eight Premier League games and sit just five points above the relegation zone.
Everton boss Benitez could get the axe ahead of the club’s game against Arsenal next weekCredit: Rex
But Toffees transfer supremo Brands may be given the boot instead as the club’s hierarchy consider their optionsCredit: Getty – Contributor
Insider report that Benitez would like more say over who comes in and out of the club.
However, Brands, who’s overseen the Toffees transfers since 2018 and recently penned a new three-year deal isn’t willing to cede power to Benitez.
The pair’s alleged internal feud is having a negative effect on the team and Everton’s hierarchy are now mulling over which one to get rid of.
And the Everton board may swiftly wield the axe before the club’s next must-win Premier League clash against Arsenal on Monday.
Following the Toffees’ dire 4-1 defeat at the hands of bitter rivals Liverpool last night, a change of personnel would appease the club’s disgruntled fans.
Emotions boiled over at Goodison Park as supporters voiced their anger from the stands towards Benitez and his troops.
One supporter felt the need to invade the pitch at the end of the game to let the players know how he felt.
While another was embroiled in a war of words with Brands, screaming at the transfer supremo: “Get out of this club! S***! Did you recruit them?”
But Brands bit back and appeared to retort: “Is it only the players?”
Some fans on social media suggested that Brands was taking a dig at Benitez with his alleged query.
Although he’s been in charge of some questionable transfer activity during his tenure.
It was Brands that brought in controversial striker James Rodriguez who left Everton this summer after a turbulent year at the club.
Brands was also responsible for signing Joshua King in January who didn’t play a single minute on Merseyside before being released in the summer.
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