The pressure on Everton manager Ronald Koeman has increased after Everton’s 3-0 loss to Atalanta in Thursday night’s Europa League fixture. Everton were down three goals by halftime after goals from Andrea Masiello, Alejandro Gomez and Bryan Crisante, and club supporters have now had enough.
Everton supporters are now calling for Koeman to be removed as manager as the team have started the season in poor form. Everton are winless in their last four matches in all competitions, including two straight losses in the English Premier League.
Due to Everton’s current form, Koeman has been increased to 8/1 odds of being the next manager sacked, according to Sky Bet. The betting company has placed him third likeliest to be sacked next behind West Ham’s Slaven Bilic and Newcastle United’s Rafael Benitz.
Everton spent around £133 million in the offseason transfer market, with a large chunk of that amount coming from the sale of Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United. The Toffees are yet to fully function as a team under Koeman this term, and Thursday’s dismal performance was further proof the team have yet to gel.
Everton Supporters have grown frustrated with Koeman due to the club being unable to perform at a high standard after their summer spending. Some declared this season to be a “new dawn” for Everton, but thus far it has only be a false dawn.
The Toffees have not only gone winless in three of their last four Premier League fixtures, but the club ended the 2016-17 season poorly as well. The team lost three of their last four to close out the season in seventh place.
The team will travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United at the weekend.