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Kevin Thelwell's first interview

Everton's new Director of Football talks about what attracted him to the club

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Andy Finigan
1 Posted 05/03/2022 at 17:32:03
If anyone hasn't seen our new DOF Kevin Thelwells interview on YouTube from the club, it's well worth a listen. He really does come over as someone who will do a very good job.
Marc Hints
2 Posted 07/03/2022 at 08:46:44
Really impressed with Kevin Thelwell’s first interview especially about Everton needing an identity.
Tony Everan
3 Posted 12/03/2022 at 21:47:41
Yes, I recommend everyone having a listen to this interview. Especially the part where he says his arl feller has been a blues supporter for 68 years. Only time will tell how successful he will be but I feel very positive about this appointment. He seems to have a strong determined personality and the drive to to the job well.

The buzzword for the whole interview was the Everton ‘identity’. No player will be signed who can’t deliver it. Also I get the impression that there will be much better focussed recruitment. The days of buying six no10s in a window and the multi year right back fiasco will become a distant memory.

Good background too in youth and academy football, and very good that he says he will promote that and find pathways for the very best of the youngsters to prove themselves.

Mike Gaynes
4 Posted 12/03/2022 at 00:13:22
The first game he ever saw was at Goodison. He grew up with the club and understands the importance of history here. I like that.

He emphasizes the importance of bringing Academy players into the first team. He wants to know how much of what we need is already in the club, before he goes to the market for signings. I like that.

He says he wants to build on Frank's player expertise in building the club, not impose his own vision, and that the process will be collaborative rather than top-down. I really like that, especially in light of our previous signing process, where there were Moshiri signings and Rafa signings and who-the-fuck-signed-THAT-guy signings.

He talks about respecting what the fan base wants the team to look like. I like that.

He says he feels lucky to be at Everton. He doesn't come off one bit as someone who feels Everton are lucky to have him. I like that.

And I still say he looks sorta like Frank.

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