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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

LIVERPOOL TO SELL DANIEL STURRIDGE

Liverpool are reportedly open to selling Daniel Sturridge at the end of the current season as they remain frustrated with the injury situation of the Englishman.


Liverpool are under pressure, with their stellar form set to end woefully with the string of poor form at the club of late.

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is said to be unhappy with the injury record of the player. The German wants a stable attacking force at Anfield and might look out for options. The Mirror reports that Klopp thinks Sturridge does not play enough games to have a future at the club.

Whilst the former Borussia Dortmund boss knows that Sturridge remains one of the best goalscorers in the Premier League, he also knows that the injury record of the player is a limiting factor for the club.

Sturridge has scored 59 goals despite being only able to feature 111 times in four years. Klopp would add a ‘stable’ attacking player and let Sturridge go. If the coach goes through with his intention of selling the player Sturridge’s career might take a significant hit as most top clubs would likely avoid him. Continue Reading

Manchester City: Struggling but on the Verge of European Success?

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City honeymoon has been over for quite some time. The Blues won their first ten matches in all competitions under the Spaniard but City have struggled to inspire confidence throughout the majority of the season. In fact, Guardiola’s men have won just one of their last four top-flight fixtures and the title is slowly but surely slipping out of reach.

City have slipped out of the top four in recent weeks and it would be fair to state that all is NOT fine and dandy at the Etihad Stadium. Guardiola is under intense pressure to deliver unprecedented levels of success and the Pep project hasn’t worked just yet. City’s usually aggressive offence have been profligate in front of goal – netting 43 times this season; only the fifth-highest tally in the division. Continue Reading

Ronald Koeman Admits Everton Will Find It Difficult to Attract Top Signings in January

Ronald Koeman says that he will have to sell Everton’s project in order to convince new players to join the club in January.


After being appointed in the summer as the replacement for Roberto Martinez, the Dutchman has had a mixed time at Goodison Park so far. His Everton team started the campaign extremely well and were tough to beat. It was a reminiscent of times under David Moyes when it was all about keeping a clean sheet and not letting the opposition take control in the game. This attribute declined somewhat during the days under Martinez, who was more focused on attractive football.

It is understood thatKoeman is very keen on strengthening the Everton squad in January so as to avoid a poor second half to the season. The club has been struggling for consistency in the last couple of months, and it has attributed towards their decline in the Premier League table. Continue Reading

EVERTON – PLAYERS TO HOLD CRISIS TALK

Wales skipper Ashley Williams has revealed that Everton players will have a roundtable to discuss their issues this week in a bid to rid out inconsistency.


Everton started the campaign well under new boss Ronald Koeman but they have quickly fallen off their high.

Everton are distraught after their display ensured they shared the spoils with Swansea when they faced-off last week. Williams confessed that the team was frustrated even with the Seamus Coleman equalizer in the last minute.

“It is frustrating for all of us. We are trying our best but for whatever reason this [inconsistency] is happening. This week we will speak a bit more about that because I feel it is definitely something we need to work on in the 90 minutes and from game to game,” Williams who moved from Swansea to Everton this summer said. Continue Reading

Koeman Does Not Expect Romelu Lukaku to Stay at Everton for a Long

Everton manager Ronald Koeman has surprisingly admitted that Romelu Lukaku would probably leave the club since a player of his quality deserves to be playing in the best competitions.


It comes as a statement that may attract a lot of backlash from the club supporters. Lukaku is the club’s record signing after having cost £ 28 million from Chelsea in the summer of 2015.

Everton were able to play this figure after witnessing Lukaku’s impressive performances on loan at the club a year ago. A player of incredible talent, Lukaku has continued to remain as one of the top players in the Premier league even in the 2016-17 season.

The player came in with a transfer request in the summer which was turned on by the club. He has expressed his desire to play in the Champions League team for quite a while.Koeman expects this desire to be satisfied sooner rather than later, as he does not see a player like Lukaku staying at Everton for long.
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Gerrard welcome at Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has stated that Steven Gerrard will always be welcome at Anfield now and in the future. He said that a player of his reputation is an incredible asset for a team like Liverpool and that he will always be a hero in Liverpool.

The former Liverpool manager who is currently playing with Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy has always stated that he wants to return to Liverpool at the end of his career. The player whose contract will expire at the end of the season has yet to decide on what he wants to do next.

Jurgen Klopp said that there would be no problem if the midfielder wants to return to the club and he will think of a possible job to give him. He stated that he has a good relationship with Gerrard and that it will be a great thing for the club to have him back at Anfield. Continue Reading

RONALD KOEMAN PRAISES EVERTON

The man in charge at Goodison Park, Ronald Koeman poured commendations on his team, Everton for the ‘incredible’ performance regardless of being left to settle for a 1-1 draw at home to Crystal Palace on Friday.

Christian Benteke snatched two points from the leading Everton, despite his return return to Merseyside with an awesome header four minutes into the second half of the match. This came after RomeluLukaku had put Everton on the lead through his goal in the 35th minute of the match, but Koeman did not permit that to take the shine off what he emerged an incredible performance.

The 53-year old was raring to see an improvement on the performance of his men in the 1-0 defeat at Bournemouth last time out in the Premier League and was satisfied with how his side reacted positively.<!–more–>

“The team performance was outstanding,” he told Sky Sports. “Of course we would like to create more opportunities and chances, maybe we had the biggest one through Gana [IdrissaGueye] in the second half, but they [Crystal Palace] netted and thought it was 2-1 [when Damien Delaney had a goal disallowed for offside].

“Maybe it was offside or not, I don’t know. It was difficult to understand all the refereeing decisions and maybe in that he made a fault. It’s a good point in the end, of course everyone like to win at home, especially when 1-0 up. You can’t stop every cross, even long balls from midfield. We did good defending, but it is also the quality of the player that you have to understand.”

The Dutchman in addition believes his defense was intact and tough enough against such a difficult team. Crystal Palace took the advantage from a drill immediately they saw it, but Koeman insists it was not a bad result for his men.