Ronald Koeman insists Wayne Rooney is still one of the best in his position

Everton boss Ronald Koeman admits Wayne Rooney is still one of the best in his position despite falling out-of-favour with Manchester United and England last season.


The 31-year-old joined the Toffees on a free transfer earlier this month and he has since made an immediate impact for the Merseyside club.

Rooney hit a sublime long range effort in his comeback game against GorMahia while he also found the scoresheet against Belgian club Genk. The veteran made just 15 league starts for United last term, but Koeman does not believe the striker has lost his key attributes.

He told the club’s official website: “He has a lot of experience. He is an important player on the pitch but also important for his team-mates and certainly the young players to show them what you need to do to reach that high standard of football. That means he needs to be a leader off the pitch and if I see how he’s working and what he’s doing with all the players it’s really what we want. Every day in training so far and in the friendlies, you see why he’s one of the best in his position and one of the best players.” Continue Reading

Toure Believes in City

Yaya Toure is excited about the new season and believes that he can be useful for the team. Indeed there was a time last season where he was frozen by Pep Guardiola, and he has since they make a wonderful comeback, with his performances was good that he was given a new contract with Manchester City, when it looked at one point that he’d never play again!

Yaya Toure said that he is excited to be part of the team and that he believes that the team can challenge for the title next season. He said that it has been a learning season for Pep Guardiola last campaign and that he believes that this time he will be able to help the team challenge for the title. Continue Reading

Everton plot stunning swoop for Arsenal forward

Everton are planning a £30m bid for Arsenal forward Theo Walcott during this summer’s transfer window.


The England international bagged an impressive tally of 19 goals for the Gunners last season, but his future is still uncertain amid the club’s desire to sign a new attacker.

Walcott, 28, has been a brilliant servant for the north London giants over the past decade, racking 104 goals across all competitions, but his inconsistency in front of goal has brought frustration among the club’s faithful, who expect more from a player of his calibre.

According to The Mirror, the Toffees are lining up a potential attempt to sign Walcott, who is desperate to prove himself ahead of the 2018 World Cup. Walcott could not quite make the Three Lions squad despite his performances last season, and he will be concerned by the reduced playing time received during the backend of the Premier League campaign. Continue Reading

Ronald Koeman is glad to have Davy Klaassen in his Side

Ronald Koeman is glad at having secured the services of his countryman and one of the most promising young playmakers in the world Davy Klaassen.


Everton has paid a hefty amount to Ajax to buy Klaassen and Koeman is believed to be the big reason behind the signing of the Dutch player.

As per Koeman, Klaassen is one of those Footballers who are young, but, despite that, are very, very experienced and matured.

Generally, someone in his early twenties is not expected to lead a senior team, be it at any club, but, Klaassen wore the armband at Ajax when he was 22 only and that suggests what kind of a personality he possesses. Continue Reading

SWANSEA DEFEAT EVERTON TO LEAVE DANGER ZONE

The battle to remain in the top flight has entered another level with the defeat of Everton FC by Swansea.


Fernando Llorente’s header in the first half was enough to heat up the relegation battle. The 1-0 precious result for the Swans also hampered the Toffees dream of finishing higher in the Premier League this term.

Llorente grabbed his 13th goal of the term, helping the team to leapfrog their rivals Hull City to the 17th spot on the log. Hull had surprisingly lost to relegated Sunderland to put their hopes on a shaky front, particularly with few games left. Swansea are a point above them but if the season ends this way, it is the Tigers that would move back to the Sky Bet Championship.

Everton had already qualified for the Europa League so there was little to fight for. However in the final minutes of the duel, Paul Clement and his boys had their hearts in their mouth as Everton chased an equalizer.

Liberty stadium was bubbling with the news of Hull’s loss. The whole of Southern Wales prayed for their team to get a victory and victory did they get. The guests started the attempt at goal first as RomeluLukakusent his header straight at keeper Lukasz Fabianski. The middle was packed as both sides wanted to get the ball more. Everton saw more of the ball but they toyed with their chances, losing possession easily. Continue Reading

Ronald Koeman Praises Ross Barkley for Winning Goal against Watford

Ronald Koeman says that he is extremely pleased with Ross Barkley’s goal against Watford, which helped Everton end a disappointing run of results with a 1-0 win.


The midfielder scored from a long-range effort to once again illustrate his quality to the team. Prior to the game, the manager had warned the midfielder to sign a new contract or risk the possibility of being sold from Everton. Earlier in the campaign,Barkley was heavily criticised by Ronald Koeman for his failure to transfer his undoubted talent into action performances on the pitch. This criticism seems to have worked well, as Barkleyhas been in excellent form in the second half of the season.

The midfielder has now scored five goals and created nine for his teammates in 35 league appearances. Yet, rumours continue to persist around his future. Only a few years ago, a number of top clubs were ready to take Barkley even for around £35 million. Continue Reading

Ronald Koeman Says Chelsea Will Be Intimidated by Visit to Goodison Park

Everton will be hosting Chelsea at Goodison Park this weekend, in a game that could promise a huge shift in the title challenge.


Goodison Park has been a fortress for Everton in recent months, as they have managed to win the last seven games at this ground. Their last defeat at the Goodison Park was against Leicester City in the FA Cup back in January. This impressive run has been a major factor behind Everton being in contention for the Europa League places along with the likes of Manchester United. Chelsea come into the game with a four-point advantage in the title race, but Everton manager Ronald Koeman believes that the visitors will be daunted by the blue’s impressive home record.

Chelsea have been certainly been showing shaky form in recent weeks. Even though they managed a 4-2 win over Southampton during the weekend, it was the seventh consecutive game in which they failed to keep a clean sheet. Their last clean sheet in the league was towards the end of January in the match against Hull City. Continue Reading

Schneiderlin Credits Ronald Koeman for Rediscovering His Joy of Football

Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has credited manager Ronald Koeman for helping him rediscover the love of football.


The Frenchman was brought to Goodison Park in the January transfer window for around £ 20 million from Manchester United. Everton had made Schneiderlin as one of their primary transfer targets several months ago, and they had to resist attempts from the likes of Tottenham in order to sign the 27-year-old. Schneiderlin spent a huge chunk of the first half of this campaign on the bench or in the dugout – as he largely featured in the match day squad.

Schneiderlin was clearly not favoured by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. He was brought to the club by former boss Louis van Gaal, who left the club in the summer. Continue Reading

Ashley Williams Urges Ronald Koeman to Stay at Everton

Barcelona have reportedly been taking a look at Everton manager Ronald Koeman as a potential candidate to succeed Luis Enrique, when the manager steps down from his role at the end of the season.


After the 6-1 win over Sporting Gijon, Enrique announced that he would leave the club at the end of the campaign. It comes as no major surprise considering that there have been several rumours concerning the manager over the last few months. Enrique has only fuelled the rumours by staying silent about his future up until now. Now that his decision has been revealed, Barcelona are on the lookout for a new manager once again.

Ronald Koeman, Jorge Sampaoli, Mauricio Pochettino, and Ernesto Valverde are some of the names linked with the managerial job in the summer. Since Barcelona always prefer a candidate who has previous experience of being involved with the club, there is a high likelihood ofKoeman being offered the job, despite the 53-year-old having moved to Everton only in the summer. Continue Reading

Ross Barkley Praises Ronald Koeman for Transforming Everton’s Midfield

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley says that the current midfield options at the club are the best he has seen in a long time.


The arrival of manager Ronald Koeman was marked with several midfield players like Darren Gibson, Tom Cleverley, and Leon Osman leaving the club. Even though there has been a lot of speculation about the future ofBarkley, the England midfielder has ended up staying at Goodison Park, for the time being. He says that managerKoeman has done an excellent job when it comes to improving the midfield. Results have also in favour of the former Southampton manager.

Koeman was expected to have a tough job on his hands when he replaced Roberto Martinez at the start of the season. However, he has performed been able to excel while also managing to keep the existing stars at the club. There was a big danger of losing star striker Romelu Lukaku in the summer, but Koeman appears to have persuaded enough with the Belgian international to keep him at Goodison Park. Continue Reading