Everton supporters were again left to drown their sorrows in the Transfer Tavern after seeing their side lose at home to Burnley on Sunday.
The Merseyside outfit have struggled for form this term and would have seen the visit of Sean Dyche’s Clarets as an opportunity to register a third Premier League victory of the campaign, yet Jeff Hendrick’s first half strike was enough to give the Lancashire-based side a deserved win.
That loss was Everton’s fourth already this term and means that their two home games in four days, the other being a Europa League clash against Cypriot outfit Apollon Limassol, yielded just one point, thus significantly increasing the pressure on manager Ronald Koeman.
And the Dutchman is not going to want to see a recent report in The Daily Mail, which outlines Chris Sutton’s view on the former Southampton chief’s tenure at Goodison Park.
And the ex-Blackburn Rovers and Chelsea forward, now pundit for the likes of BT Sport and the BBC, reckons that the international break could see the Everton hierarchy part with Koeman, what with the Toffees languishing in 16th place in the Premier League.
Former Barcelona centre-back Koeman took over at Goodison Park in the summer of 2016 and led the side to a seventh place finish last term, but with over £100 million spent during the close season, many would have expected better at the start of this term.
As it is, the Toffees have won just two of their opening seven league matches and have also yet to taste success in Europe, leaving Koeman under extreme pressure at Goodison Park, and facing the prospect of losing his job before the club return to Premier League action against Brighton in a fortnight’s time.
Landlord’s verdict: Everton’s 1-0 defeat at home to Burnley leaves the Toffees 16th in the Premier League, and manager Ronald Koeman facing a very uncertain few days.
His side were booed off on Sunday, like they were after drawing 2-2 against Apollon Limassol on Thursday night, to underline the immense frustration around Goodison Park, and pundit Chris Sutton reckons that time could be up for the Dutchman.
Much money was spent with little to show for it so far, and following another lacklustre display against the Clarets over the weekend, Sutton may well be right.
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