In Focus: Everton players think Ronald Koeman wants out despite vote of confidence

According to reports in The Sun, Everton’s players are convinced that Ronald Koeman wants out following the 1-0 loss to Burnley at Goodison Park on Sunday.

What’s the word, then?

Well, The Sun says that the Dutchman is under huge pressure following the club’s disappointing start to the season which has left them just two points above the Premier League relegation zone, and taking just one point from a possible six in the Europa League.

Following the Merseyside outfit’s fourth defeat in seven top flight fixtures this term – after a summer of spending – Koeman refused to answer questions about his future but The Sun says that the senior players believe that he is waiting to be fired by ower Farhad Moshiri.

The report adds that his demeanour around the training ground has also changed dramatically after the poor sequence of results and with the fans beginning to get on his back.

Hasn’t Moshiri said his job is safe, though?

For the minute, yes.

The Everton owner released a statement via Sky Sports News presenter Jim White late on Sunday evening saying that his manager has his “total support”.

However, The Sun believe that the club is already lining up potential replacements, with former Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti one of the names on their list.

What happens next?

Well, unless Koeman decides to resign it seems as though his job at Goodison Park is safe for now, and he now has 12 days to try and sort out the issues the team are currently experiencing thanks to the latest international break.

Those players that think the 54-year-old wants out must try and forget those thoughts and continue to fight for their manager.

The trip to newly-promoted Brighton and Hove Albion on October 15 is one that they must pick up a positive result from, and a loss on the south coast would surely lead to the Dutchman getting the boot.