Former Liverpool captain Jamie Carragher has claimed that Ronald Koeman needs to be given time to make his mark at Everton.
Everton have only won two of their 12 matches in all competitions this season, and will enter Sunday’s Premier League clash against Arsenal down in 16th position in the table.
A late Wayne Rooney penalty saw Everton avoid defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend, but the Merseyside club then lost at home to Lyon in the Europa League on Thursday night.
It has been suggested that a poor result against Arsenal could see the Everton owners relieve Koeman of his managerial duties with the Toffees.
Carragher, however, has insisted that the former Barcelona centre-back has the experience to overcome what has been a testing period in his managerial career.
Carragher told Sky Sports:
“Almost every Everton fan I speak to wants Ronald Koeman gone. They’re on a terrible run of form – of course they are – but you look at people who could replace him… it’s nothing to write home about.“What I’d say about Ronald Koeman is that we’re seven or eight games into the season. Ronald Koeman has been a Premier League manager for three years.“At Southampton for two years he finished fifth and seventh and then sixth with Everton – and he was probably overachieving at Southampton.”
Everton have also only scored five times in their eight Premier League matches this season, conceding 13 times in the process.
After hosting Arsenal, they will visit Chelsea in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night, before travelling to Leicester City in the Premier League next weekend.