PSV Eindhoven boss Phillip Cocu has responded to speculation linking the club’s technical director Marcel Brands with Premier League side Everton.

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Reports in England and the Netherlands earlier this week have stated that Brands is the top choice to become the new technical director of Everton next season.

Speaking at his press conference on Friday, Cocu said, “I hope he stays.

“If he was allowed to leave, which of course I do not hope, I would find that very unfortunate. We have a very good relationship, and we are always able to create a high-quality team with each other. ”

Everton boss Sam Allardyce said during his press conference, “I read the same newspapers and the same online reports as you. There’s a lot of truth in it, but right now I can not speculate about what’s going to happen and what role he’ll get until I get a call from my bosses and I’m told:”

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