Everton are now considering offering a role to 56-year-old Raul Sanllehi, who has previously worked at Arsenal and Barcelona.

Indeed, according to reports in the Daily Mail, Sanllehi has ‘admirers’ at Everton, and a role could be made available to him.

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However, what exactly that role would be remains unclear, though it seems the restructure at the club is gathering pace.

The report states: “Sanllehi has admirers on Merseyside – but it remains to be seen if he would make the switch if offered a role.

The Toffees find themselves heading into the upcoming campaign in desperate need of a revamp after successive seasons fighting to maintain their place in the Premier League.”

Sanllehi role at Everton is unclear, as Kevin Thelwell was only recently appointed Director of Football

Sanllehi has previously worked as Director of Football at La Liga giants Barcelona and has Premier League experience from his time at Arsenal, where he was the Head of Football.

Given the fact that Everton already have a Director of Football in Kevin Thelwell, who was appointed in February 2022, it is not a role that currently requires an urgent new recruit.

Everton must invest well this summer after many years of transfer failures, such as last summer’s £15m signing Neal Maupay.

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The Blues have avoided relegation by the skin of their teeth for two consecutive seasons and can only walk that tightrope for so long before it gives way.

Indeed, Sean Dyche has to be supported financially, but exactly what kind of transfer kitty he will have remains unclear, as the Blues could have to sell to buy.

Should Raul Sanllehi take up a role at Goodison Park, it would be an unexpected development, and it will be interesting to discover what that would mean for Kevin Thelwell’s future at the club.

Regardless of who is in charge of Everton’s transfer business this summer, the club have to spend their money wisely.