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8th Oct, 2017 | 10:35am

Everton hierarchy set Koeman deadline to save his job - report

By Aramide Oladipo

Everton manager Ronald Koeman has been given until the end of this month to turn things around at the club or risk facing the sack, according to a report.

The Mirror claims that the club’s hierarchy are disappointed with the way the team has started the season and the Dutchman now has three matches to save his job on Merseyside.

The newspaper reports that Everton’s bosses are more concerned with the team’s upcoming results in the Premier League despite the Toffees performing well in the Carabao Cup and still in the hunt to progress through their Europa League group.

After the international break, the Merseyside club face tricky away trips to newly-promoted Brighton and 2015-16 champions Leicester City with a home match against Arsenal in-between.

The Toffees have endured a poor start to the season, losing four of their opening seven Premier League matches.

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Koeman’s side are currently in 16th place in the league table, just two points above the relegation zone despite reportedly spending around £150million during the summer transfer window.

Despite securing attacking players such as Wayne Rooney, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Sandro Ramirez in the summer, the Toffees have only managed to score four league goals this season.

Football Insider verdict

Taking into consideration the amount of money the club spent throughout the summer, it is no surprise that Koeman’s job is on the line so early on in the season. It was very telling that Goodison Park as whole booed off the team following their defeat against Burnley last weekend and this is something that cannot be ignored by the club hierarchy. Before the start of the campaign, many assumed that the Toffees were on the right track to close the gap on the top six but they have gone the other way and they look like a team devoid of ideas. 

In other Everton news, Martin O’Neill has made an outrageous claim about this Toffees 28-year-old.

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