Brands never had a decent summer. He pissed more money against a wall then Walsh! The guy bought Bernard, Iwobi, Mina, Gomes, Godfrey only overpriced at best average to mediocre players. And let us not forget Delph. The guy is a genius! For that money Porto would have bought 10 teams.Don't see there being anything in the stories linking him to United. He hasn't exactly got a sterling record has he, a club their size won't appoint anyone to a position as powerful as DoF unless he has a history of bringing tangible success. Plus he's on the board now, he's in deep with Moshiri whether people like that or don't.
Brands has done okay here so far, would give him a 6/10 overall. One great summer window, one awful one, one decentish one (not in that order). 3 year deal initially was weird, DoFs need about 5 years before anything they implement really comes to the fore. I'd give him another 3 year deal and then we can judge him properly and fairly.