While some Everton fans might not be too pleased to hear this, Ronald Koeman has committed himself to the Blues in wake of fresh reports linking him with the Netherlands job. A legend as a player and especially for the national side, Koeman was expected to be a front-runner having missed out in the past for the job.
Now, though, he appears to be concentrating on his job at Everton – for now.
According to The Daily Mirror, he wasn’t too open about the idea of taking on the national job.
“I’m not surprised they put my name in because they did the same some years ago,” Koeman said when talking in his pre-match press conference before the weekend match with Brighton and Hove Albion.
“But I am Everton manager. That’s the most important thing. In the future? It’s not realistic now. We have other businesses to do with Everton. We need to change our situation in the table. That’s the priority for the long-term.”
A very poor start to the season, though, would see many Toffees happy to see him out the door. A poor run of form has seen them languishing towards the foot of the table, a poor two points above the drop zone following a summer of major spending and upheaval. With many people tipping the Blues for a tilt at the European spots, poor runs of form in Europe, the domestic cups and the league might leave some fans wondering what the KNVB see in a manager struggling excessively.
Time will tell, though; Koeman committed to Southampton prior to moving to Merseyside in 2016.