Everton fans have been drowning their sorrows in the Transfer Tavern over the international break following the Toffees’ poor start to the season.
The Merseyside outfit have won just two of their opening seven Premier League games despite spending in excess of £100 million during the summer, and with no wins from their two Europa League group stages matches as well, the pressure is firmly on manager Ronald Koeman.
And the Dutchman is unlikely to be overly thrilled by some recent reports (via The Sun), which suggest that the former Southampton boss has until the end of October to save his job at Goodison Park.
The 54-year-old replaced the sacked Roberto Martinez at Everton back in the summer of 2016 and went on to lead the side to a seventh place finish in the top-flight last term, ending up just nine points adrift of Manchester United in sixth.
And expectations were high over the summer given the mega millions spent by the club on the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Davy Klaassen, and Jordan Pickford, yet our resident Toffees supporters have seen little to suggest that they can sustain a challenge to the top six.
And it appears that Koeman could be running out of time to turn things around, with it reported that he has the month of October, which sees Everton face Brighton, Arsenal, and Leicester in the league, Lyon in the Europa League, and Chelsea in the Carabao Cup, to save his job.
And this news is likely to intrigue Evertonians up and down the country, as many have become increasingly frustrated with Koeman as the season has worn on.
Landlord’s verdict: After spending over £100 million on players over the summer, it was imperative that Ronald Koeman’s Everton made a solid start to the new Premier League season.
However, it has been anything but with just two wins from their opening seven matches leaving them 16th in the division, and leaving Koeman facing an uncertain time in the hotseat, and knowing that the pressure is very much on to turn things around.
And now it seems that he has got the month of October to steady the ship and turn things in the right direction, a month which sees the Toffees face Brighton, Arsenal, and Leicester in the Premier League, as well as a Europa League clash against Lyon and a trip to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.
They aren’t the easiest of fixtures, but Koeman will know that that is no longer an excuse – results are needed if the Dutchman is to keep his job at Goodison Park.
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