By Alex Taylor

Aaron Lennon has admitted that Everton players are no longer allowed to use their mobile phones during meal times.

The rule has been implemented by new manager Ronald Koeman and comes as just one of a number of changes the Dutchman has made since his arrival at Goodison Park this summer.

The former Southampton boss has made sure players lose weight, have sharper timekeeping and work harder sessions in training as well as restricting their phone usage.

“[Ronald Koeman] is really good,” Lennon told Match Magazine, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

“He’s banned phones at meal times, so we’re speaking and talking, which is a shock for some of the lads!.

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“But it’s good. It’s encouraging the lads to get on even more than they do, which can only be good.”

Koeman arrived in Merseyside this summer as wholesale changes were made to the side following Roberto Martinez’s sacking.

Farhad Moshiri has become the new majority shareholder at the club while Steve Walsh has been appointed as the new Director of Football.

The changes at Everton seemed to have worked well as the Toffees have enjoyed a strong start to life in the Premier League this term.

Everton currently sit second in the Premier League having picked up 13 points from their first five games.

In other Everton team news, Ronald Koeman delivers Twitter verdict on display v Norwich, highlights one key failing.