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http://www.foxestalk.co.uk/forums/topic/107641-steve-walsh/?page=10

 

Their lot are in a right panic over it.

 

wow real meltdown over there. was just going to post about how i'm still not excited about this but after reading all their reaction its like if he leaves they'll get relegated or something. either they are masters of hyperbole or this guy really is something.

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I think this could rumble on longer than it took to get koeman! Anybody know if Walsh is on holiday!!!!

I was chatting to him on the beach yesterday; he said he was definitely coming probably....or was it probably possibly? I forget.

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Sounds like this is done already with just a bit of theatre being played out to appease Leicester fans on their side.

 

Putting 2 and 2 together, I see us moving for Michael Keane as a CB option with Stones outgoing. Leicester have been in for Keane this summer and we've been tracking him for a couple of seasons too.

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How will a director of football benefit us? Geniune question as I'm okay with having one but just don't really know what will be different if he arrives. Is it that he has ridiculous knowledge of world football and players therefore able to forward these on to Koeman??? Because lets face it, Koeman has his targets in mind most probably and if they're pretty good, Walsh will just agree surely...

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It's someone to handle all of the searching and scouting, freeing the manager up to just work with the team. I'm sure they would agree on targets together and then make moves.

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It's someone to handle all of the searching and scouting, freeing the manager up to just work with the team. I'm sure they would agree on targets together and then make moves.

Spot on. It makes sense on paper because neither person is stretched too thin with too much responsibility, but the right relationship between the two is integral to getting the correct players for the system.

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Think he deserves a thread of his own as it looks quite serious

 

 

This one?

 

Twitter page forth official are reporting it's a done deal, just waiting out on compensation.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/07/19/everton-complete-signing-of-leicester-city-recruitment-supremo-s/

 

 

 

Everton complete signing of Leicester City recruitment supremo Steve Walsh
Everton have made a statement of intent after raiding Premier League champions Leicester City for their head of recruitment, Steve Walsh.
Walsh will be confirmed as Everton’s new director of football on Wednesday in a potentially damaging blow to Leicester City as they prepare to defend their title.
Everton have agreed to pay about £2 million in compensation to land the highly regarded recruitment chief, who also doubled up as Leicester’s assistant manager, and talks were concluded on Tuesday.
Though Leicester initially rejected an approach from the Merseysiders, Walsh made it clear he wanted to speak to Everton officials to set the move in motion.

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By signing Walsh and Koeman it feels like we have gone up a level in the way the club is run.

 

I think the next few weeks could be interesting...

I was excited at the beginning of the summer, then I got bored, so I'm going to stop myself getting excited now. I hope you're right though, I want quality signings!

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I was excited at the beginning of the summer, then I got bored, so I'm going to stop myself getting excited now. I hope you're right though, I want quality signings!

Why I haven't been around much. When Morishi made it clear he wanted a Director of Football I didn't think there would be too many signings until we got one and he and the manager had a chance to identify players.

 

Now we have Steve Walsh and once he has spoken to Koeman to understand what type of players he wants I expect things will move quickly. The good thing for us is that due to the Euros most teams are about two weeks behind on transfer dealings. If you look at the league most clubs haven't really started signing players yet.

 

What I believe is that the days of signing a Niasse, or Billy are over, and we will start signing players who can make a team, a specialty of Mr Walsh apparently.

 

Don't know if this is out there but he also is a stat man, very innovative and may fiit in with what he have been doing already in that area.

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Reading abit about him he's massively raved about in the footballing world and where he's worked

 

I didn't know he was Chelsea's European scout and was the man that brought Drogba Zola and Essien in along (knew this) with the likes of Mahrez Kante Morgan and Vardy at Leicester

 

He's got a very good resume when it comes to spotting a player so it seems we've got one of the best men for the job tbh

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Reading abit about him he's massively raved about in the footballing world and where he's worked

 

I didn't know he was Chelsea's European scout and was the man that brought Drogba Zola and Essien in along (knew this) with the likes of Mahrez Kante Morgan and Vardy at Leicester

 

He's got a very good resume when it comes to spotting a player so it seems we've got one of the best men for the job tbh

 

If they wanted THE best, i'm still waiting for a call.

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This will be a sublime move.

 

You want to build a big fuck off house? Make sure the foundation is solid. You want to make it solid? Take your time and don't cut corners.

Granted, until someone takes the plot of land you wanted. We need to take our time but not too much time.

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well done Moshiri and his Russian side kick.... welcome Steve Walsh

 

it will be interesting to understand if he has a ready made list of targets and if these are the "intellectual property" of Leicester - any one know how this would work?

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Really easy, write the list down on a piece of paper. Put it in his pocket when he empties his office and takes it with him.

 

I'm sure he cant take all of his scouting reports with him, they will be Leicesters property, but they cant claim against knowledge in his head. Just don't let them find that piece of paper.

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Really easy, write the list down on a piece of paper. Put it in his pocket when he empties his office and takes it with him.

 

I'm sure he cant take all of his scouting reports with him, they will be Leicesters property, but they cant claim against knowledge in his head. Just don't let them find that piece of paper.

 

This type of information is extremely powerful - and yes a lot of it will be in his head. Usually you have garden leave to protect a company from an employee moving to a rival with data.

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I love that Moshiri is putting proper foundations in place.

 

If you have a read of the Leicester forums they are absolutely spitting...which is probably a good sign for us!

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I love that Moshiri is putting proper foundations in place.

 

 

I think this is a great sentence. Foundations, I think we should not get carried away to much this season it'll be next season that'll be the or should be the season to get really excited about

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