Tick tock goes the clock. The sands of time are running out for Ronald Koeman. Everton fans were optimistic ahead of this campaign after spending well over £100 million in the summer transfer window but it just hasn’t gone to plan as of yet.
Yes, the Toffees have had a difficult start to the season but seven points from a possible 21 just isn’t good enough, no matter how much of a positive spin you try and put on it.
Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at home to Burnley was the icing on the cake for the Goodison Park faithful; a large section of the Toffees support are now in the ‘Koeman Out’ camp.
A saving grace for the Dutchman is that Farhad Moshiri, Everton’s major investor, has given his full backing to Koeman for the time being. However, he needs wins and he needs them quickly.
Super Slav To Turn Things Around At West Ham?
Next up in 888sport's Premier League betting markets we have Slaven Bilic at 9/2. With just one defeat in their last four Premier League games, the Hammers are showing signs of improvement – which can only be positive for Bilic’s future at the London Stadium.
The Hammers face Burnley, Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace in October and three wins in those fixtures should see Bilic’s side climb into the top half of the table.
Bilic isn’t out of the woods just yet though. Dropped points in October could be detrimental to his short term future, especially if Koeman manages to turn things around. A gruelling run of games in November could signal the end of his regime if things don’t go to plan in the next few weeks.
At 16/1, Eddie Howe Carries A Certain Brand Of Appeal
Bournemouth would have to be crazy to party ways with Howe in my opinion but football is a results driven business these days and the Cherries may have to consider an alternative at some point in the future.
Sitting 19th in the table, Bournemouth have won just once so far this season – their current position is precarious at best.
Despite their woes, Howe’s spot as head coach seems relatively stable at the present time; hence his 16/1 price. With fixtures against Tottenham and Chelsea to come later this month, it is absolutely vital for Bournemouth to get back to winning ways against Stoke City.
If you are looking for a value bet, Howe is the one to back.
Jurgen Klopp: Dark Horse In The Sack Race?
Again, this sounds ridiculous but Klopp is also worth a second glance at 25/1. After failing to address Liverpool’s defensive issues in the transfer window, some fans have started to turn on the German.
The Reds won’t be challenging for the Premier League title on current form and missing out on a top four berth is out of the question; Liverpool NEED to be competing in the Champions League.
With managerial veteran Carlo Ancelotti now available, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see one of the big clubs move at some point in the coming months.
Liverpool have struggled to inspire confidence in recent weeks, winning just one of their last seven games – securing an important victory over arch rivals Manchester United after the international break could be the catalyst for a successful campaign.