Three reasons Koeman must play Sigurdsson in the number 10 role to save his job

If Everton manager Ronald Koeman thought his team was still lacking some creativity going into the new season, he would have been delighted when the Toffees completed the £45m club-record signing of Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea City on August 16.

However, it hasn’t quite been the start to the season for the Iceland international – or indeed the team – that the Dutchman would have been expecting, and he finds himself under huge pressure with his side 16th in the Premier League table and having taken just one point from the six available in their Europa League group as we head into the international break.

One of the main problems for Koeman has been finding a formation that suits summer additions like Sigurdsson, Davy Klaassen, Wayne Rooney and Sandro Ramirez, and that has proven to be a big issue so far.

Despite being such a key man for the Swans previously, Sigurdsson has struggled to make an impact with the Merseyside outfit so far but it certainly hasn’t helped that he has often been pushed out to the left-hand side – as he was in the 1-0 defeat against Burnley at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Here are three reasons Koeman must play the 28-year-old in the number 10 role to save his job…