Koeman admits he could be sacked

first_imgEverton ‘It’s always the manager’ – Koeman admits he could be sacked by Everton Guy Atkinson Last updated 2 years ago 06:32 10/20/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Ronald Koeman Everton Lyon Europa League OLI SCARFF Everton Everton v Olympique Lyonnais Olympique Lyonnais UEFA Europa League Premier League A 2-1 defeat to Lyon has piled further pressure onto the Toffees boss ahead of two difficult matches against Arsenal and Chelsea Ronald Koeman concedes that his future is out his hands after Everton’s woeful start to the season continued with a 2-1 defeat to Lyon on Thursday.The Toffees have now won just twice in their past 12 games and are rooted to the bottom of Europa League Group E after picking up just one point from their opening three matches in the competition.Everton 21/20 for defeat to Arsenal Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player They appeared to be heading for a point after Ashley Williams had cancelled out Nabil Fekir’s early opener, but Bertrand Traore flicked home with 15 minutes remaining to condemn Koeman’s side to yet another defeat.The beleaguered Blues welcome Arsenal to Goodison Park on Sunday in a must-win game, but Koeman has cast doubt on his future by admitting that the board might well decide to get rid of him.”Of course, if the team is not winning and the team is not performing but maybe they can, then it’s always the manager,” he told BT Sport .”The final decision is by the board, it is not by myself. I’m strong, I’m trying to do everything and if the board thinks I’m not that right man on this position then they will tell me.”FT. #EFC 1-2 @OL . #EFCmatchday #UEL pic.twitter.com/YrDYKiyfSK — Everton (@Everton) October 19, 2017 The growing frustration on Merseyside was summed up by Williams sparking a second-half brawl between both sets of players after a reckless shove on Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes, with fans unnecessarily lashing out at visiting players in the ensuing melee.Koeman attributed Williams’ involvement to frustration, but was quick to deflect attention towards his dissatisfaction with the referee’s performance.”That was a certain irritation in that moment by Ashley because he’s that player who likes to win, who cannot deal with a lot of disappointments,” he added.”But I think the mistake was also by the referee. They made a lot of theatre and he did nothing. Fekir was I think 10 times on the floor diving, not even a yellow card and that has grown our irritation.”Even extra time – it’s five minutes. We had six substitutions, that’s three minutes. We had the fight, maybe two minutes. And they had I think eight times injuries in the game and it’s five minutes? Come on please.”last_img