Ronald Koeman

Koeman: If the board don’t think I am the right man they will tell me

koeman finger pointEverton boss Ronald Koeman says that if the board don’t feel he is the right man for the job, they will tell him.

The Blues lost at home in the Europa League this evening to Lyon, making it unlikely they will get out of the group stages of this year’s tournament, amidst pressure on Koeman as Everton boss.

Koeman rightly pointed out that Everton’s second half performance was much better against the French side, but it was another case of failing to put 90 minutes of good football together since the Dutchman took charge.

“If the team is not winning and not performing but maybe they can, then it is always the manager,” said Koeman.

“The final decision is by the board not myself. If the board thinks I am not the right man they will tell me.

“I’m of course disappointed. We started well but then a stupid fault for the penalty. There were players in the first half playing without confidence.

“The second half was better. We scored a good goal and created chances. But in football you need a bit of luck – Gylfi’s free-kick could go in but it hits the post and then we find ourselves 2-1 down.

“It’s very difficult [to reach the next stage]. You need to win your home games. We need six or seven points. Nothing is impossible.

“You get confidence out of winning games. But the way we fought in the second half was something we can hold onto. Now we have an important game at the weekend.”

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