After a summer of change 12 months ago under Farhad Moshiri, it looks as though Everton are set to once again conduct an overhaul in search of success.
The Toffees had their biggest ever spending spree in the summer transfer window but the new recruits failed to live up to expectation and hit the heights demanded at Goodison Park.
Ronald Koeman was the first casualty and his replacement Sam Allardyce has followed his footsteps to the chopping block, as the Merseyside outfit look for yet another manager – their fourth permanent boss in the last two years.
However, while change in the dugout is certain, there has also been a switch around in the boardroom, with the Toffees confirming that Marcel Brands has joined as their new director of football from Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven.
With high hopes for their new senior figure, Everton have thrown him in the deep end at Goodison Park with his first mission to secure a new manager – a job which could see the immense pressure make or break the latest arrival.
The Toffees need to bring in someone with a winning pedigree but also plays an entertaining style of football, and is ambitious enough to satiate the Everton fans’ desires.
Finding a candidate with two out of the three would be hard enough but Brands faces the ultimate challenge in securing a man who completes the full house.
While he will not be solely to blame for the recruitment of a new boss, it is his first objective at Goodison Park and a failure to impress will blot his copybook from the off.
Succeed though, and he will be heralded as a game changer – something he will have to live up to in the transfer market.
The pressure is on Brands, and now it is time for him to deliver.
In other Everton news, the club are in a four-way hunt for a Premier League enforcer.