Koeman reveals PL interest after Everton decision left him devastated
Ronald Koeman has opened up for the first time since his departure from Everton, and revealed he is still reeling from the club’s decision to sack him.
In an interview with the Daily Mirror, the former Toffees boss sensationally revealed that he has turned down two job offers from Premier League clubs because he is still disappointed over leaving the club.
“When the results are below all expectations, you know as a manager that people can make decisions about you,” Koeman confessed, before admitting, “and yet, it still hit me like a bolt out the blue.”
The 54-year-old was sacked on October 23 following Everton’s 5-2 defeat to Arsenal which had left the club in the relegation zone.
The Dutch manager continued sharing, confirming that he had offers since leaving from Premier League teams as well as clubs in Europe but he couldn’t accept them until he had put “feelings of disappointment away first.”
Sam Allardyce has succeeded Koeman at the Toffees and after one game in charge has already guided them into the top-half of the Premier League.
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Allardyce’s team defeated Huddersfield Town 2-0 at Goodison Park on Saturday, with Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin grabbing the goals.
The Huddersfield victory made it two wins in a row for Everton, as David Unsworth won his last game in temporary charge against West Ham.
The Toffees are next in action on Thursday against Apollon Limassol in the Europa League, however Everton have no hope of qualifying from their group despite having a game left to play.
After their Europe journey officially ends, Allardyce will be aiming to make it three league wins in a row next Sunday as his side take on Liverpool in the Merseyside derby.
In other Everton news, Roberto Martinez has made an honest admission about Allardyce’s appointment.