The Sunday Mirror claim that the Blues' hierarchy will use the results against Brighton, Arsenal and Leicester to determine whether or the not the Dutchman has a future as boss at Goodison Park.
Everton have won just twice in the league so far, sit 16th in the table ater seven games and have yet to pick up three points in their Europa League group.
That has increased the scrutiny of Koeman's tenure and led to inevitable tabloid speculation like this that he could be sacked by the end of the month if results don't improve.
The club's major shareholder, Farhad Moshiri, gave Koeman his backing this past week with a statement via talkSPORT presenter Jim White.
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1 Posted 08/10/2017 at 15:43:26
2 Posted 08/10/2017 at 15:51:06
3 Posted 08/10/2017 at 16:07:23
4 Posted 08/10/2017 at 16:33:54
Will 4 points from those 3 games be enough to save him?
5 Posted 08/10/2017 at 16:48:04
Given the way the Echo has changed its tune this week is both a reaction to the fans current mood and perhaps a reaction to some disquiet among the board members at the club's league form.
Any away game in the Premier League seems a difficult task for Everton this year and therefore Brighton won't be a given three points even if the team raises its game, indeed a single point may be beyond it. It could be argued the same for Leicester City away too.
Arsenal at home will depend on how the previous two games have panned out both for the players and the fans, therefore the Lyon game will likely decide the future of the manager in the long term, win that game and he buys a little bit more time, lose it and I think it's all over for him.
6 Posted 08/10/2017 at 17:26:42
Turgid monotonous side, side, back, should get him the bullet no matter what the results (IMO).
7 Posted 08/10/2017 at 17:31:31
Sacked with a big payout and Koeman is hired as the next Dutch coach.
Good for Ron who does not care about Everton, just the money.
8 Posted 08/10/2017 at 17:59:23
9 Posted 08/10/2017 at 18:20:32
10 Posted 08/10/2017 at 18:23:27
11 Posted 08/10/2017 at 18:30:16
12 Posted 08/10/2017 at 18:35:51
13 Posted 08/10/2017 at 18:41:55
14 Posted 08/10/2017 at 18:46:54
15 Posted 08/10/2017 at 20:56:56
16 Posted 08/10/2017 at 20:59:23
17 Posted 08/10/2017 at 21:54:11
18 Posted 08/10/2017 at 22:43:40
The end of October may have some truth especially if we are out of the Europa too, Moshiri will wants to see what is hapenning with all that investment and heads could roll.
19 Posted 08/10/2017 at 23:10:04
20 Posted 08/10/2017 at 23:54:21
21 Posted 09/10/2017 at 02:04:23
22 Posted 09/10/2017 at 08:55:43
23 Posted 09/10/2017 at 09:03:54
24 Posted 09/10/2017 at 12:37:00
25 Posted 09/10/2017 at 16:52:24
His lack of loyalty to some players means he can never get there respect back. The damage is done.
26 Posted 09/10/2017 at 20:04:39
When the fixtures came out I saw this game as a good bet for an away win!!
How times have changed!
27 Posted 10/10/2017 at 06:13:36
"Quality without results is pointless (Martinez), results without quality is boring." (Koeman; but skip the 'results' bit for both.)
I sincerely hope the Koeman has the skill to turn things around but I fear that, even if he did have the know-how, he just doesn't have the players. Too many round pegs in square holes. Too old or too young. Too slow... and way too many Number 10s.
28 Posted 10/10/2017 at 06:47:50
29 Posted 10/10/2017 at 13:06:34
30 Posted 10/10/2017 at 17:53:15
He has also another one: “Football is a simple game made complicated by people who should know better.”
31 Posted 11/10/2017 at 01:30:44
32 Posted 11/10/2017 at 02:32:44
33 Posted 11/10/2017 at 04:15:24
I can't speak for Lyndon, who has more ITK contacts that I do, but I don't know that we are really any closer to the real truth of the Everton Way and how things really go down in this club we all love. We have to rely on the published news and make inferences, like everyone else. I've heard so much tasty stuff on the QT that turns out to be complete nonsense and I am now extremely skeptical.
FWIW, I think the centre-forward issue is explained by Giroud probably stringing them along before finally saying No. Can't really blame anyone for that, can we?
Centre-back and left full-back? Perhaps Koeman expected Funes Mori to come back sooner, and Holgate to develop more... Sorry but it's all guesswork.
The possible zero net outlay if Barkley had gone is a real puzzler to me.
34 Posted 11/10/2017 at 06:17:26
Mike, I think that almost-successful zero net spend answers any puzzle it poses.
35 Posted 11/10/2017 at 06:33:38
36 Posted 11/10/2017 at 18:44:19
The signings failures have doomed season two of the "project" to the bin in my view and I now don't think Moshiri has the wealth to spend enough to acquire a proven scorer who can also do the muck-and-bullets part of an all-round centre-forward's job.
37 Posted 11/10/2017 at 20:03:43
38 Posted 11/10/2017 at 21:53:31
You echo the comments of many on here who cite the stubbornness of Koeman's tactics.
I disagree with this. If it was stubbornness, it would be the same team most weeks with the same formations. That is not what is happening. The personnel and formation is constantly changing.
I would say it's not stubbornness v he actually has no idea what his best team is and has no idea what is best for the players at his disposal.
In short.... Clueless.
39 Posted 11/10/2017 at 23:04:41
Perhaps his only other chance is to have the players genetically modified... who knows he may be working on that as I type!
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