and I agree with pretty much all of it. The risk of the dominant owner/decision-maker is that if he does not have a clear strategic vision you tend to get incoherent decisions that do not produce continuity.
Moshiri clearly has a vision & plan off the pitch but lacks the same expertise in football matters. Instead of leaning on Brands, as he arguably should, he seems to lean on the likes of Joorabchian, Mendes & Raiola.
They are comfortable moving in the orbits of the super-rich but obviously have their own not the club’s self interest at heart. It is...complicated.
My assumption is that this type of manager (someone with a track record of a dramatic transformation, plus connections to elite super agents) is a Moshiri pick, a bit like him choosing Silva, even though serious football people might have reservations.
That said, Nuno has a much stronger track record and we shouldn't assume that because the likes of Galtier, Favre, Garcia are complete unknowns in the PL, they'd be better options.
Getting Wolves to 7th is a much bigger plus than winning the French League with Lille, in my opinion.
BUT some of us are guilty of treating Everton like a business, where there should be a clear org chart and sensible divisions of labour. Thing is though, we're not a business. Yes money matters, but we are clearly NOT a business.
I've recently gone through a hiring process where there was a clear split in opinion between different people. Not all of them agreed on who the actual decision maker was, and although that sort of got revealed, both sides made compromises.
The CEO of EFC is DBB, and no-one is saying that this is her call, and she should be telling Moshiri to back off, and she should be using her authority and position to support Brands. And that's because she's not the same sort of CEO that would exist in a large, competently run business.
It may well be that Moshiri wants input into things like manager appointments, and that's his right, and nothing for other people to be resigning over. The key issue is whether his instincts are ludicrous, and how much of a compromise it entails.
If I were Brands, and Ancelotti was presented to me, of course you'd take him. Even though it goes against your own authority and ability to perform DOF duties in the way you want to. But a DOF shouldn't be a dictator - he still needs to work within the constraints of a budget, the transfer market, wider economic conditions, etc.
So my instinct is that I'd prefer to see Brands leading the process and hiring an emerging coach who wants to work under him, within the same vision.
But that in turn places a lot of risk about Brands's capabilities. One of the constraints of any DoF in a football club is either going to be an idiosyncratic owner or a cable of Americans with zero emotional connection to the club who manage by spreadsheets. We look enviously to how the footballing operations have been run by the shite, but none of us would swap the core ethos of the club and identity. And they have made wise decisions, and I'm not sure many of us would want to be run like Arsenal, while they built their stadium.
Upshot: it's tricky. Managing Moshiri should be part of DBBs job, and it's a constraint Brands has to work with. But wishing him away would be a mistake. Given where we are, this seems a sensible appointment if everyone can get behind it.