Everton make approach for senior man as overhaul gets underway - report
By Alex Taylor
Everton have lined up Jodi Cruyff to become the club’s new director of football if they cannot land Leicester’s recruitment guru Steve Walsh, according to a report.
The Sun claims that new manager Ronald Koeman has set about instigating a revolution at Everton as they attempt to bring about swift changes to the recruitment set-up.
The Merseyside outfit’s first choice is Walsh, who took gems including Riyah Mahrez and N’Golo Kante to Leicester even though he signed a new deal with the Foxes six weeks ago.
The report says the club have made sure a plan B is in place and Everton have made contact with Jordi Cryuff, son of Johan, over the possibility of the 42-year-old taking the role.
Cruyff plied his trade as a player at Manchester United and Barcelona as a player and is currently director of football at Israeli outfit Maccabi Tel Aviv.
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He has rejected offers from Germany and England in the past but could be tempted by Everton if they make a concrete proposal.