Everton supporters were left drowning their sorrows once again in the Transfer Tavern over the weekend after seeing their side lose another Premier League match.
Ronald Koeman’s men had got back to winning ways a week earlier by beating Bournemouth 2-1 at Goodison Park, but their European woes continued in midweek to suggest that they weren’t out of the rut just yet.
And that rut was extended on Sunday by Sean Dyche’s Burnley, and that has since drawn much speculation surrounding the future of manager Koeman, with The Sun providing another interesting update on the situation.
And that’s because they report that the Dutchman, who took over at Everton back in 2016, is waiting to lose his job as Toffees chief, with Everton players themselves believing that he wants to end his tenure in charge.
Koeman replaced Roberto Martinez back in the summer of 2016 and led the side to a seventh place finish in the Premier League last season, but expectations went up another notch over the summer given that the club spent in excess of £100 million on new players.
However, two victories from seven league matches and none in their Europa League group stage campaign has left Koeman with much to ponder over the international break, yet it remains to be seen whether he sees out the fortnight’s interruption as the Toffees boss.
Landlord’s verdict: It has been a testing start to the season for Ronald Koeman and Everton, and although the fixture list must be taken into account, so must the lacklustre performances of his side.
The Toffees were lethargic in defeat to Burnley on Sunday to suffer a fourth Premier League loss of the season, which brought about another chorus of boos from the Goodison Park faithful, having also voiced their displeasure in midweek against Apollon Limassol.
And the Everton players seemingly feel that the Dutchman is losing interest and waiting for the axe by the Toffees hierarchy, despite Koeman making it clear in press conferences that he remains in the fight to turn things around.
Yesterday, there were reports that Koeman was close to the sack, before majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri backed the Dutchman – thus, alongside these recent reports, it very much remains to be seen whether the former Southampton boss sees out the international break as Everton manager.
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