Not only at board level. Brands said the club wants to move to the continental DoF/trainer model which I thought was the aim back when Walsh was signed. It seems like an admission that the roles haven't been defined clearly enough so far. This was a big reason for last summer's ####ups so it's clear this could be a big improvement.
I totally believe this is the way forward in England as well. There's just too much work for a single person these days for the traditional manager's role and furthermore most managers only worry about their career, not the long-term prospects of the club they happen to be at.