By Will Butcher

Phil Neville believes Ronald Koeman is finally happy with his Everton team after making some adjustments to the Merseyside giants.

The former Southampton boss brought in a handful of new players at Goodison Park, as well as placing his faith in a number of young players.

Former Everton captain Neville claimed on his personal Twitter account that Koeman “looks happier” with his Toffees squad, after they secured a 6-3 win against Bournemouth.

Last month, Koeman bought Morgan Schneiderlin from Manchester United and Ademola Lookman from Charlton Athletic to bolster his options at Everton.

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They join the likes of young stars Tom Davies and Mason Holgate in breaking into Koeman’s first-team plans.

Combining both new signings and academy products, Koeman has finally found the right ingredients to conjure up a run of good form.

The Toffees have now lost just won game in eight league and cup encounters, winning five of those games against the likes of Man City, Southampton and Premier League champions Leicester.

Sitting in seventh, Everton have closed the gap between themselves and the top six to just two points, with Man United set to play on Sunday.

Koeman will be hoping his side can maintain their impressive form against Middlesbrough on Saturday, as he looks to complete the double over Aitor Karanka’s side after winning 3-1 earlier in the season.

In other Everton news, Tim Cahill congratulated this Toffees star after reaching a landmark.

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