Inter hired De Boer to replace Roberto Mancini after the Dutchman's hopes of succeeding Roberto Martinez were dashed when Farhad Moshiri and the Everton Board landed their top target in his compatriot, Koeman.
While Koeman has been able to steady the ship at Goodison Park and has the Blues encouragingly placed in the top six after 10 Premier League games, Inter have lost four of their last five and are 12th in Serie A.
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1 Posted 01/11/2016 at 11:42:43
Football really is a quick fix society these days or you're out.
2 Posted 01/11/2016 at 12:41:49
I think had we failed to beat West Ham there would have been some questioning Koeman's appointment. My take is that Koeman is the real deal. 10 games played and we are in the top 6, and just 5 points off top spot, can't think anyone could be unhappy with that.
3 Posted 01/11/2016 at 15:44:07
As things stand, we are a couple of points astray of that stat but plenty of time for improvement.
4 Posted 01/11/2016 at 16:37:32
Burnley and Bournemouth. Before we'd kicked a ball, I'm sure the majority would have said six points from six for those two games.
It's a funny old game!
5 Posted 01/11/2016 at 17:06:54
After the Martinez project failed completely, we needed a strong, tough and honest leader who was not afraid of change.
I never felt De Boer had any pedigree so was not sorry we overlooked him.
Welcome to the family, Ronald, I for one think you're doing very well with the poisoned chalice you inherited (aging players accompanied by those with no heart or direction).
6 Posted 01/11/2016 at 23:05:18
I was very keen on him taking over and as I put in a post recently I was never impressed with Koeman's appointment... Hey, what do I know!!
Yup suck it up Col suck it up!
7 Posted 01/11/2016 at 23:15:27
Although I was also extra keen as I had it in my head he would come with Bergkamp and Stam, both of which have Premier League experience, and neither of whom have actually followed him to Inter.
8 Posted 02/11/2016 at 00:37:31
I too preferred the De Boer option over Koeman at the time but was splitting hairs. They both have similar background and pedigree and the only differentiator for me was I felt De Boer would be more long-term focused on Everton than perhaps Koeman will be (but who knows on that just yet?).
Like I say, a bit harsh to judge him on the Inter experience. A league that is notoriously impatient with managers (even by our own recent standards in the Premier League); Inter are now about to hire their 10th manager since 2010!!
9 Posted 02/11/2016 at 03:36:48
10 Posted 02/11/2016 at 05:59:30
11 Posted 04/11/2016 at 08:42:54
So far, I'm glad that Ronlad Koeman got the nod. More and more, he seems the "talk no shit, take no shit!" kind of bloke that I could happily see in charge, sit next to at the match, or have a pint with before/after. Time will tell...
Despite the cheeky "coloured pens" remark, Ruud Gullits comments on Koeman were interesting. I love the idea that our manager pays meticulous attention to detail. Makes a bloody change from "taking a pencil stub 'n cig packet to a calligraphy convention", or improvised, freestyle expostulation.
Internazionale is no longer the great footballing powerhouse of old, they are a complete bloody mess from top to bottom. However Frank de Boer can have no excuse for being unaware that when he took the job. Perhaps he would do well to invest some time in swotting up next time around.
Have the marketing department considered the seasonal potential of "The Ronald Koeman Festive Gift Pen Set (multicoloured) and Tactical Ledger"?
I think we should be told...
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