It is here, the much anticipated opening weekend of the Premier League, and the staff and punters here at the Football Transfer Tavern are gearing up for and eagerly awaiting a huge few days.
There are a whole host of new managers in place this season and one in particular is Ronald Koeman, the manager who led his Southampton side to European football last season decided to jump ship at the prospect of joining Everton.
As we have learnt here at the Tavern he has qualities as a manager to get the best out of half decent sides, this is undoubtedly what attracted the Toffees the the Dutchman and what better way to start than with a win? Up against another former Saints boss in Mauricio Pochettino, with the visit of last seasons high flying Tottenham Hotspur.
The Goodison Park faithful have high expectations; hence why they got on the back of former boss, Roberto Martinez, when things got tough. So, in front of a home crowd Koeman will wish for the best possible start.
Recently at the Tavern we learnt of the arrival of Swansea captain, Ashley Williams as a replacement for the departing John Stones who went for an incredible £47m to Premier League rivals Man City.
Having taken in everything, our Landlord is tipping Koeman’s side for the win and this Everton XI is the one that will take Spurs apart on Saturday…
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