By Abigail Withey
In light of Frank de Boer’s recent sacking from Crystal Palace, Everton boss Ronald Koeman has joked that he might have been dismissed by their board after his club’s recent set of results.
De Boer was appointed as Palace boss just three months ago but was recently replaced by former England manager Roy Hodgson after losing all four league games of the new season.
While the Toffees may not have lost all of their opening matches of the 2017/18 campaign, it’s been far from ideal following two successive defeats to Chelsea and Tottenham over previous weeks.
Koeman’s side managed to secure just one victory during the opening game of the season against Stoke City when summer signing Wayne Rooney fired home the winning goal.
On Thursday the disappointing results continued after the Toffees suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat to Serie A side Atalanta in their Europa League group opener.
When asked whether he would be given time to put things right by the club hierarchy, the boss aimed a dig at Palace about De Boer’s sacking.
“If it’s the board of Crystal Palace, maybe not,” he responded, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
“I don’t know, I think so, but finally it’s all about winning and results. I’m too long in this job to think different.”
Koeman understands how important securing a win will be this weekend, but his side faces another tough opponent as the Blues travel to Old Trafford for their clash against Manchester United on Sunday.
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