Everton have announced that Marcel Brands has been hired as the club's new director of football.
Brands joins from PSV, where he helped the Dutch club win the 2017-18 Eredivisie title as their sporting director.
The 56-year-old Dutchman replaces Steve Walsh, who leaves the Toffees after two seasons.
The changes were expected at Everton after a disappointing season that saw the Toffees finish in eighth place in the Premier League, failing to improve following a summer spend of nearly £200 million ($270m).
Brands, along with new chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale, will select the new Everton manager.
"It is a privilege to be joining Everton as director of football and I am incredibly excited to take on this challenge," Brands said in a club statement.
“It is only a challenge such as this which could have persuaded me to leave PSV where I am indebted to the many people whose collective effort led to some great achievements.
"Now we will look to build something really strong and lasting here at Everton.”