The Dutchman is heavily linked with a switch to Goodison Park in the wake of Roberto Martinez's departure from the club and reports that he could be tempted to Everton led the back pages this morning.
Koeman was asked about his contract situation and his future by the press at his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend's final games in the Premier League.
"I am manager of Southampton, everyone knows I have one more year of my contract," Koeman said. "What I said last week when I got [asked] the same question about future is that we will sit together and analyse this season and talk about the future. That's what the news is today."
Asked outright if he would be staying as Saints boss, Koeman, who is on record as saying that at the least he would see out his three-year deal with Southampton, simply stated: "Yes."
Another man mentioned more by the media than supporters in connection with the Goodison hotseat, Mark Hughes, also played down talk of him replacing Martinez by committing his own future to Stoke City.
"I'm more than happy here and looking forward to next season," Hughes said. "We've a lot of good things going on and my job certainly isn't finished.
"I feel sorry for Roberto Martinez, who is a really engaging guy. Unfortunately for him, they have decided to go in a different way."
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1 Posted 13/05/2016 at 15:30:10
Everton must know De Boer wants the position with us, both his agent and brother have said as much.
Another manager is available now as Watford have all but sacked Hugo Flores, so the list grows longer.
I really hope Moshiri makes a quick move to get his man before the top men are snapped up and we are left looking at the dregs.
2 Posted 13/05/2016 at 15:38:40
I'd love a team with Ibra, JT, Bufon, Barton and Thomas Muller managed by Mourinho. Skill with edge. We could call ourselves The Inglorious Bastards and scare the crap out of everyone else.
4 Posted 13/05/2016 at 15:42:43
5 Posted 13/05/2016 at 15:46:30
6 Posted 13/05/2016 at 15:48:09
7 Posted 13/05/2016 at 15:53:55
8 Posted 13/05/2016 at 15:57:44
1. Whether RM's surname has 2 or 3 syllables either (a) Martin - eZ or (b) Mart - een - ez.
2. The following words/phrases in the RM lexicon....
"strong feeling in the dressing room"
"as a team"
"proximity of the next game"
(That's enough RM buzz-words/phrases - Ed).
Never heard someone use so many words yet say nothing of substance, ...the Catalan thesaurusï»¿
9 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:02:49
10 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:03:00
Jose's my man too...
COME ON, EVERTON THINK BIG!!!!
11 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:05:14
12 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:06:57
13 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:10:43
I stumbled across Talksport radio in the car this morning and happened to hear Andy Gray spouting on that we should consider Mark Hughes, as he knows the club, knows the league, has been at major clubs (shiteh!) and done well blah blah blah.... I nearly wrote the car off in shock!
Must be the sunstroke kicking in on poor old Andys balding pate, or Mr Gray has got a few quid on Hughes to be our next manager, as there can be no other explanation for that load of bollox!
14 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:15:08
Andy Gray was on talkshite this morning extolling the virtues of Mark Hughes as his 'obvious' choice for our next gaffer because he has played for us....tumbleweed.
These so called professional observers are the same guys who were extolling the virtues of Martinez right up to the point where even a blind, deaf fucking amoeba would have realised he'd lost it.
The only two I'd give any attention to - limited at that - would be Carragher and Collymore. I know - the irony doesn't escape me either.
Great work if you can get it though - talking through an arse for a living.
There is a man called Moshiri who has put his money where his mouth is - he hasn't said much, but his actions have spoken louder than any words for me. We have no choice but to trust his judgement - its been spot on so far, and what little he has said has carried more weight than years of verbal platitudes from the rest of the Board. We'll see .
15 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:15:48
16 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:16:06
17 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:16:24
18 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:16:52
19 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:17:15
That apart, his last job was assistant at Aston Villa, he had, let's say, we'll documented "problems", plus this:
20 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:20:34
I'm fed up with these mercenaries. Supporters are just banding names about without any thought for the long term. David Unsworth has brought a good set of talented youngsters through; will they get a fair crack of the whip if some foreign manager comes in who just wants to spend spend spend on players who are not bothered whether they play or sit on the bench???
Who's to say Unsworth hasn't got what it takes to be a top Everton manager? Give him a chance before going for a celebrity manager.
21 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:24:54
I honestly thought I got a touch of the bobbys, and was going round the bend hearing strange voices chatting shite!
I have made sure to de-tune Talkshite from the car radio, im pretty sure my insurance would be invalid had it remained!
22 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:30:29
23 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:32:45
24 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:33:04
Mark Hughes is a journeyman we need to look beyond - along with the other usual suspects like Martin O'Neill etc... As for Rafa - sorry, the 'small club' quote and his rivalry with Moyes in that time, means not even the sniff of a chance with me and many others (even though I think he is a reasonable manager, if completely honest). If he was installed due to some dumb media-led campaign convincing a guillable board - it would radically change my level of support for the club.
25 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:33:06
26 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:37:51
FA Cup 1976
League Cup 1979
Talks absolute shite with that daft-as-fxck voice.
27 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:50:54
28 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:55:23
29 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:01:13
30 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:08:02
Maurinho for me and he bought a house up here and United don't want him. 2+2=4, lol. God I hope so!! COYB
31 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:09:56
Mark Hughes? No thank you.
Andy Gray and Ray Wilkins would yous take a one-way ticket to the moon?
32 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:13:12
I like Koeman, and the fact that he has said he will sit down with the Southampton chairman at the end of the season, shows he is a class act. I would love us to get him, but the choice is his not ours at the moment.
How long we can wait I don't know because with the summer taken up with the European Championship, then there will not be much time before or after the Euros to do the business. Thats why Koeman would have a big advantage over De Boer, as Koeman has worked in the Premiership and understands it more than De Boer.
33 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:19:25
Stopped listening to his show months ago.
34 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:24:04
35 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:30:34
36 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:41:37
37 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:47:54
38 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:48:02
I'd love Mourinho, but for me it's a non-starter. I'd have no qualms with Benitez. (Yes I'm aware he slagged us off, big deal, get over it hypocrites)
I just hope something is sorted soon and doesn't end up like 97 when we spent all summer trying to recruit a new manager ending up running up blind alley after blind alley.
39 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:50:57
40 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:54:18
I agree, all seems to fit perfectly doesn't it. And I'd take him too. However this is Everton, things going according to plan never pan out.
Right now, I'd bet money on it being one of these three - De Boer, Mourinho, or Benitez, and in all honesty I'd LOVE any one of them.
Think BIG Everton. We ARE BIG!
41 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:58:02
42 Posted 13/05/2016 at 18:04:55
I thought Koeman edged it over De Boar based on his experience of managing big clubs abroad (not Southampton) like Valencia and Benfica. I'm not overly bothered if he doesn't want the job. De Boar wants the job and we won't have to pay Ajax compensation. I'm guessing we'll have to pay Roberto a large pay-off so a top manager who is free to join will be the man we bring in.
So that means De Bour, Pellegrini, Favre & Bielsa. Possibly Mourinho if LVG stays. Oh, and the fat Spanish waiter but I want to try and put that prospect out of my mind. TW will be interesting next season if that appointment was to happen.
43 Posted 13/05/2016 at 18:08:03
Jeez... even Soton have won the League Cup... sigh.
As for Alan Brazil?...he still believes Bob Monkhouse is still alive... prick!.
44 Posted 13/05/2016 at 18:14:02
We are fed so much bullshit in football, remember the footballing phrase "He has the chairman's backing". Next minute they're walking out the door with their stuff in a cardboard box! Hopefully anyone will be an improvement and not someone who's just good at interviews, we've ALL worked with those people!
45 Posted 13/05/2016 at 18:16:40
Unless we do we will never know.
46 Posted 13/05/2016 at 18:18:16
Moshiri then thought to himself " good plan but Arsene is going nowhere"... where can I go and implement this plan....mmmmm ?
47 Posted 13/05/2016 at 18:21:23
Go and get Mourinho
Go and get Mourinho
Go and get Mourinho
48 Posted 13/05/2016 at 18:24:16
Mourinho is a pipe dream and a contentious one at that.
The rest of the field looks like De Boer, Flores, Pellegrini, Benitez, Favre and Emery. Or Dyche/Howe if we go the Moyes route.
49 Posted 13/05/2016 at 18:36:43
Tbh, I don't think Flores or Dyche are good enough. Howe was my first choice a few months back but I've changed my mind. He'll be a top, top manager one day, but we need a top, top manager now who has a worldwide profile. Now that we have investment.
50 Posted 13/05/2016 at 19:12:42
I'm not getting this Mourinho love fest either, he was fired from his last two jobs for, guess what, losing the dressing room and a lot of the fans... sound familiar?
Most of us could have done a good job with the players he's had at his disposal, steer well clear of the mercenary twat.
51 Posted 13/05/2016 at 19:17:42
I'm all for a young British manager, someone with managerial experience but with Everton in his blood, I'm thinking of maybe Alan Stubbs or Stuart McCall. Both have had experience in management and working with difficult budgets. Coming to Everton will give them the freedom to build a team within the Everton mould.
I don't necessarily agree that these foreign managers offer anything other than being able to spend our money! Why not give that opportunity to a British manager?
52 Posted 13/05/2016 at 19:25:32
54 Posted 13/05/2016 at 20:11:01
55 Posted 13/05/2016 at 21:01:02
9 League titles v 0; 5 FA cups v 1; 1 European trophy v 0; we'll give them the League cup win. Dixie Dean v Terry Paine; 78,000 v about 32,000; Original members of the football league v Original members of the Southern League etc, etc.
And Wilkins is a football 'expert'!!
56 Posted 13/05/2016 at 21:01:14
57 Posted 13/05/2016 at 21:04:21
I'm lucky enough to have seen us at the top and there's nothing I'd like more than to see us back there.im sure that's what Arsenal fans want.
58 Posted 13/05/2016 at 21:07:57
59 Posted 13/05/2016 at 21:17:33
I would also be delighted with Wenger, though I'd be trying for that nasty, brilliant Dennis Bergkamp as a midfield/attacking coach to join him as well as Bould. But that's fantasy, I fear.
Don't think Mourinho is though. I think those daft bastards at United are going to miss out on him and if we show desire and ambition I think we have a chance.
60 Posted 13/05/2016 at 21:42:22
We have a group of very talented young players at the club and we need to develop them. Mourinho NEVER develops young players. What would be the point of investing all the time and money that we have done in our youth set up only to employ a manager who doesn't ever play or develop young players.
61 Posted 13/05/2016 at 21:52:30
62 Posted 13/05/2016 at 21:52:36
63 Posted 13/05/2016 at 21:58:37
64 Posted 13/05/2016 at 22:04:28
65 Posted 13/05/2016 at 22:05:27
Please name one decent British manager?
67 Posted 13/05/2016 at 22:26:52
68 Posted 13/05/2016 at 22:28:24
My personal favourite is Emery but it looks like he is not under consideration.
69 Posted 13/05/2016 at 22:31:46
70 Posted 13/05/2016 at 22:42:50
I detest Piers Morgan, for the record, but Arsenal fans should demand more from their club. Wenger has done great things but, like RM, he is a stubborn man. They have a great squad, a first class stadium and finances up there with the very best. A change of manager could win them the league. Who are you to tell them not to dream?
71 Posted 13/05/2016 at 22:46:34
You're just saying they're greedy because they've been successful so they should accept their lot. Just the same as saying why should we expect to do anything ,because we've been mediocre for almost 30 years and large periods prior to that.
72 Posted 13/05/2016 at 22:53:50
73 Posted 13/05/2016 at 23:05:13
he can only say Yes or No so what have we got to lose, but we need to make sure the Media don't dictate the pace or selection of the new boss.
74 Posted 13/05/2016 at 23:38:00
75 Posted 13/05/2016 at 23:44:15
76 Posted 14/05/2016 at 02:14:07
Anyone else will be a second choice. It's a no brainer. I would love Mourinho as our manager.
Koeman appears to be staying at Southampton, at least on the face of it.
My suspicion is that it will be de Boer.
77 Posted 14/05/2016 at 02:50:51
78 Posted 14/05/2016 at 07:56:54
With the money that he has available Wenger should be doing better at Arsenal but he refuses to spend it. Their fans know that they could be challenging for the title every year but they aren't so Wenger must go.
79 Posted 14/05/2016 at 10:21:22
In fact I don't think Mr Kenwright should play much of a role in choosing the next manager, after all he won't be spending his money.
80 Posted 14/05/2016 at 10:48:36
And who are they as a tiny minority of fans to demand that Arsenal change their manager? The good thing is that they are infinitely more likely to offer him a contract extension.
81 Posted 14/05/2016 at 11:57:39
82 Posted 14/05/2016 at 12:04:40
83 Posted 14/05/2016 at 12:10:54
84 Posted 14/05/2016 at 12:13:55
85 Posted 14/05/2016 at 12:23:38
86 Posted 14/05/2016 at 13:03:54
87 Posted 14/05/2016 at 14:01:16
But it's what's going on in Moshiri's head that counts. He might yet not give us the manager we want and he's plenty to choose from - off his own bat and from our wish lists.
The only think he has to do is give us the manager we need.
On the Jose front; nothing can happen until after the Final. What if LvG pips City for 4th and wins the cup, not impossible to sack him, but maybe harsh.
Is no news good news? do we go balls out for Mourinho, only to see him sign on the dotted line next Wednesday for United, thus maybe miss out on a potential 2nd prize...so many imponderables...As always with Everton more questions than answers.
88 Posted 15/05/2016 at 17:41:12
He also mentioned having/needing the funds to realise his ambitions at Southampton.
89 Posted 17/05/2016 at 11:27:52
90 Posted 17/05/2016 at 12:52:57
91 Posted 17/05/2016 at 13:08:54
92 Posted 17/05/2016 at 13:17:03
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