Koeman insists he is staying at Southampton

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Ronald Koeman has dampened speculation that he is interested in the vacant manager's position at Everton by saying that he is staying with the south coast club.

The Dutchman is heavily linked with a switch to Goodison Park in the wake of Roberto Martinez's departure from the club and reports that he could be tempted to Everton led the back pages this morning.

Koeman was asked about his contract situation and his future by the press at his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend's final games in the Premier League.

"I am manager of Southampton, everyone knows I have one more year of my contract," Koeman said. "What I said last week when I got [asked] the same question about future is that we will sit together and analyse this season and talk about the future. That's what the news is today."

Asked outright if he would be staying as Saints boss, Koeman, who is on record as saying that at the least he would see out his three-year deal with Southampton, simply stated: "Yes."

Another man mentioned more by the media than supporters in connection with the Goodison hotseat, Mark Hughes, also played down talk of him replacing Martinez by committing his own future to Stoke City.

"I'm more than happy here and looking forward to next season," Hughes said. "We've a lot of good things going on and my job certainly isn't finished.

"I feel sorry for Roberto Martinez, who is a really engaging guy. Unfortunately for him, they have decided to go in a different way."


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Paul Kossoff
1 Posted 13/05/2016 at 15:30:10
I just read this in the paper, what a disappointment so early but it's softened by Martinez going.

Everton must know De Boer wants the position with us, both his agent and brother have said as much.

Another manager is available now as Watford have all but sacked Hugo Flores, so the list grows longer.

I really hope Moshiri makes a quick move to get his man before the top men are snapped up and we are left looking at the dregs.

Colin Glassar
2 Posted 13/05/2016 at 15:38:40
Way too early to be making decisions. Whoever we get should have a big personality and bring in players with loads of self confidence and a winning mentality.

I'd love a team with Ibra, JT, Bufon, Barton and Thomas Muller managed by Mourinho. Skill with edge. We could call ourselves The Inglorious Bastards and scare the crap out of everyone else.

Iain Latchford
4 Posted 13/05/2016 at 15:42:43
Mark Hughes has said he's staying put too. That's a relief !
Steve Bingham
5 Posted 13/05/2016 at 15:46:30
Mourhino is the man for me
Chris Gould
6 Posted 13/05/2016 at 15:48:09
Ray Wilkins said that Koeman should stay at Southamton because they are a bigger club!!!


Nigel Gregson
7 Posted 13/05/2016 at 15:53:55
thank god. don't want him.
Liam Wilson
8 Posted 13/05/2016 at 15:57:44
Not going to miss the following:

1. Whether RM's surname has 2 or 3 syllables either (a) Martin - eZ or (b) Mart - een - ez.

2. The following words/phrases in the RM lexicon....






"strong feeling in the dressing room"




"as a team"

"proximity of the next game"

"hurting together"

(That's enough RM buzz-words/phrases - Ed).

Never heard someone use so many words yet say nothing of substance, ...the Catalan thesaurus

Anto Byrne
9 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:02:49
I have to agree that Southampton are probably a bigger club. New stadium, decent fanbase, and top manager. Wise investment strategy, selling off top assets and replaced with better.
Paul English
10 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:03:00
Steve (#5),

Jose's my man too...


David Hallwood
11 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:05:14
To quote Mandy Rice Davies he would say that wouldn't he. He's hardly likely to declare an interest at a soton press conference. Nothing's going to happen till the end of the season.
Graham Coldron
12 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:06:57
This is the time to think big - Approach Mourhinio and sound him out
Nathan Rooney
13 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:10:43
Koeman has done a decent job at Southampton, but I wont lose any sleep if hes not the one, and cant really blame him for wanting to see how far he can take the saints next season.

I stumbled across Talksport radio in the car this morning and happened to hear Andy Gray spouting on that we should consider Mark Hughes, as he knows the club, knows the league, has been at major clubs (shiteh!) and done well blah blah blah.... I nearly wrote the car off in shock!

Must be the sunstroke kicking in on poor old Andys balding pate, or Mr Gray has got a few quid on Hughes to be our next manager, as there can be no other explanation for that load of bollox!

Jim Burns
14 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:15:08
Chris at 6 - the day we take any notice of these pundit parasites is the day we pack in. Wilkins is a sanctimonious patronising waste of air - he talks sideways as much as he used to play sideways, and needs a translator if he even looks north on a map.

Andy Gray was on talkshite this morning extolling the virtues of Mark Hughes as his 'obvious' choice for our next gaffer because he has played for us....tumbleweed.

These so called professional observers are the same guys who were extolling the virtues of Martinez right up to the point where even a blind, deaf fucking amoeba would have realised he'd lost it.

The only two I'd give any attention to - limited at that - would be Carragher and Collymore. I know - the irony doesn't escape me either.

Great work if you can get it though - talking through an arse for a living.

There is a man called Moshiri who has put his money where his mouth is - he hasn't said much, but his actions have spoken louder than any words for me. We have no choice but to trust his judgement - its been spot on so far, and what little he has said has carried more weight than years of verbal platitudes from the rest of the Board. We'll see .

Craig Walker
15 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:15:48
Liam #8 - I am in a good moment having read that post. It shows great intensity and character and you're not gonna see better.
Damian Wilde
16 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:16:06
Has he won much?
Christopher Timmins
17 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:16:24
Never a likely option, there is plenty of available talent out there to pick from, no need to panic. No reason why we can't have someone in situ by the end of the month.
Jim Burns
18 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:16:52
Nathan - you got there by a short head. I think it was my car you nearly ran into mate.
Joe Clitherow
19 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:17:15
Why would anyone listen to Ray Wilkins anyway (except that he absolutely nailed the failing of Martinez for me by saying that everything is focussed on the ball and nothing off the ball)

That apart, his last job was assistant at Aston Villa, he had, let's say, we'll documented "problems", plus this:


Mike Allen
20 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:20:34
Stay with the dream team we already have for Sunday. We'll be taking a chance on whoever we go for... so why not Unsworth?

I'm fed up with these mercenaries. Supporters are just banding names about without any thought for the long term. David Unsworth has brought a good set of talented youngsters through; will they get a fair crack of the whip if some foreign manager comes in who just wants to spend spend spend on players who are not bothered whether they play or sit on the bench???

Who's to say Unsworth hasn't got what it takes to be a top Everton manager? Give him a chance before going for a celebrity manager.

Nathan Rooney
21 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:24:54
Thank god you heard the nonsense as well Jim, and apologies for the near miss!

I honestly thought I got a touch of the bobbys, and was going round the bend hearing strange voices chatting shite!

I have made sure to de-tune Talkshite from the car radio, im pretty sure my insurance would be invalid had it remained!

Ian Burns
22 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:30:29
There was a time when a Southampton manager would have run up the motorway to become EFC manager. How times have changed. Koeman Out!! Next.
Peter Carpenter
23 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:32:45
I'd rather have Mandy Rice Davies anyway...
David Edwards
24 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:33:04
Koeman has done a good job at Southampton, but never really considered him an option several months ago, when I first started thinking of possible alternatives. He may be playing 'new contract' games with the Saints, but not too down if he doesn't come. At present, Frank de Boer edges it for me, as sadly I think Jose is looking elsewhere (I can't stand the guy personally, but what a manager he could be).

Mark Hughes is a journeyman we need to look beyond - along with the other usual suspects like Martin O'Neill etc... As for Rafa - sorry, the 'small club' quote and his rivalry with Moyes in that time, means not even the sniff of a chance with me and many others (even though I think he is a reasonable manager, if completely honest). If he was installed due to some dumb media-led campaign convincing a guillable board - it would radically change my level of support for the club.

Peter Carpenter
25 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:33:06
as manager.
Nick Page
26 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:37:51
Ray Wilkins is a fxcking gnome. Here's Southamptons honours list

FA Cup 1976

League Cup 1979

Talks absolute shite with that daft-as-fxck voice.

Adam Gough
27 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:50:54
Why hasn't anyone mentioned Guus Hiddink? Proven, successful, Dutch, respected...and will be available this summer.
James Marshall
28 Posted 13/05/2016 at 16:55:23
If it isn't Ronald de Boer I'll be amazed. It all fits.
Charlie Lloyd
29 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:01:13
Unai Emery odds are shortening. The Seville boss on the back of doing the RS in the Europa Cup would be a thought.
Martin O'Sullivan
30 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:08:02
Best news I've heard all day. Hopefully this link will stop now and we can actually look at real contenders and be ambitious!
Maurinho for me and he bought a house up here and United don't want him. 2+2=4, lol. God I hope so!! COYB
Paul Hughes
31 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:09:56
Go for Mourhino; if we can't get him, get De Boer.

Mark Hughes? No thank you.

Andy Gray and Ray Wilkins would yous take a one-way ticket to the moon?

Brian Harrison
32 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:13:12
Whenever a club dispense with a manager, its usually followed with days or weeks of speculation. I have no idea who from our board is heading up the chase for a new man. Hopefully it isn't BK otherwise who knows who he will choose after his RM debacle.

I like Koeman, and the fact that he has said he will sit down with the Southampton chairman at the end of the season, shows he is a class act. I would love us to get him, but the choice is his not ours at the moment.

How long we can wait I don't know because with the summer taken up with the European Championship, then there will not be much time before or after the Euros to do the business. Thats why Koeman would have a big advantage over De Boer, as Koeman has worked in the Premiership and understands it more than De Boer.

Stephen Sullivan
33 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:19:25
On the subject of Talksport and Alan Brazil in particular. Can't stand listening to that man. All he does is spout off about corporate freebies and how well connected with people of "influence" he is at restaurants, pubs, golf course etc. Really bugs me how he name drops constantly not to mention his sucking up to former pro's.
Stopped listening to his show months ago.
Robert Elliott
34 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:24:04
Sadly, Mark Hughes has ruled himself out! Not sure how I'll learn to live with the disappointment! What we need is someone with the ambition to make us a big club again, on a par perhaps with Premier League giants Southampton! Christ, I expected the Mourinho links to be met with some sarcasm, but I hadn't realised we've slipped so far that the media think a move from either Stoke or Southampton to Everton is "at best, a sideways move"!
Ian Jones
35 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:30:34
The list of potential Managers is getting smaller.
Tony Twist
36 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:41:37
Plain and simple we need a new manager in as soon as, else we will start to look stupid again with another PR disaster, the same as the sacking of Martinez.
Karl Masters
37 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:47:54
I hear there is a young Manager available who guided his team to 5th in the Premiership a couple of years ago, hit Wolfsburg for 4 twice in Europe and made the last 16 plus a couple of narrow defeats in cup semi finals against the Manchester teams. All on a limited budget. Sounds ideal for us.....
Ste Traverse
38 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:48:02
Not in the slightest bit bothered Koeman doesn't want it.

I'd love Mourinho, but for me it's a non-starter. I'd have no qualms with Benitez. (Yes I'm aware he slagged us off, big deal, get over it hypocrites)

I just hope something is sorted soon and doesn't end up like 97 when we spent all summer trying to recruit a new manager ending up running up blind alley after blind alley.

Ian Ravello
39 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:50:57
Jose Mourinho!
Jose Mourinho!
Jose Mourinho!
Simon Bradley
40 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:54:18
James (28)

I agree, all seems to fit perfectly doesn't it. And I'd take him too. However this is Everton, things going according to plan never pan out.

Right now, I'd bet money on it being one of these three - De Boer, Mourinho, or Benitez, and in all honesty I'd LOVE any one of them.

Think BIG Everton. We ARE BIG!

Simon Bradley
41 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:58:02
And please, Martin O'Neill just go away why don't you?
Gavin Johnson
42 Posted 13/05/2016 at 18:04:55
Ray Wilkins "Southampton are a bigger club than Everton" I reckon the crabs back on the drink.

I thought Koeman edged it over De Boar based on his experience of managing big clubs abroad (not Southampton) like Valencia and Benfica. I'm not overly bothered if he doesn't want the job. De Boar wants the job and we won't have to pay Ajax compensation. I'm guessing we'll have to pay Roberto a large pay-off so a top manager who is free to join will be the man we bring in.

So that means De Bour, Pellegrini, Favre & Bielsa. Possibly Mourinho if LVG stays. Oh, and the fat Spanish waiter but I want to try and put that prospect out of my mind. TW will be interesting next season if that appointment was to happen.

Matthew Williams
43 Posted 13/05/2016 at 18:08:03
Koeman would've won us cups, but I reckon De Boer will win us titles... we will all know in time.

Jeez... even Soton have won the League Cup... sigh.

As for Alan Brazil?...he still believes Bob Monkhouse is still alive... prick!.

Terry McLavey
44 Posted 13/05/2016 at 18:14:02
It's amazing how these managers change if the money's right!

We are fed so much bullshit in football, remember the footballing phrase "He has the chairman's backing". Next minute they're walking out the door with their stuff in a cardboard box! Hopefully anyone will be an improvement and not someone who's just good at interviews, we've ALL worked with those people!
John Keating
45 Posted 13/05/2016 at 18:16:40
I'm sure Moshiri will.....but we just have to at least sound Mourinho out !
Unless we do we will never know.
Mark Ryan
46 Posted 13/05/2016 at 18:18:16
Usmanov at Arsenal had a conversation with Moshiri at the Emirates and it went like this... we'll get FDB to take over from Arsene. We've won nowt for over a decade. Lets get FDB in and get Bergkamp working on these forwards and Stam to sort out the defence.

Moshiri then thought to himself " good plan but Arsene is going nowhere"... where can I go and implement this plan....mmmmm ?
Nick Page
47 Posted 13/05/2016 at 18:21:23
Go and get Mourinho
Go and get Mourinho
Go and get Mourinho
Go and get Mourinho


It's Friday

Sam Hoare
48 Posted 13/05/2016 at 18:24:16
Hmmm. For me he was one of the (semi-realistic) options that made the most sense. After categorically saying he would see out his contract at Soton I think we can rule him out.

Mourinho is a pipe dream and a contentious one at that.

The rest of the field looks like De Boer, Flores, Pellegrini, Benitez, Favre and Emery. Or Dyche/Howe if we go the Moyes route.

Gavin Johnson
49 Posted 13/05/2016 at 18:36:43
I think Watford have done a U-turn and decided to keep Flores, Sam. So we'll probably have another idiot like Ray Wilkins asking why Flores would leave Watford for Everton. Probably Mark Lawrenson.

Tbh, I don't think Flores or Dyche are good enough. Howe was my first choice a few months back but I've changed my mind. He'll be a top, top manager one day, but we need a top, top manager now who has a worldwide profile. Now that we have investment.

Kevin Rowlands
50 Posted 13/05/2016 at 19:12:42
KM 37, that young manager also guided us to the worst home record in our 137-year history and also broke the club record transfer fee on one player.

I'm not getting this Mourinho love fest either, he was fired from his last two jobs for, guess what, losing the dressing room and a lot of the fans... sound familiar?

Most of us could have done a good job with the players he's had at his disposal, steer well clear of the mercenary twat.

Kevin Dale
51 Posted 13/05/2016 at 19:17:42
Why not go British?

I'm all for a young British manager, someone with managerial experience but with Everton in his blood, I'm thinking of maybe Alan Stubbs or Stuart McCall. Both have had experience in management and working with difficult budgets. Coming to Everton will give them the freedom to build a team within the Everton mould.

I don't necessarily agree that these foreign managers offer anything other than being able to spend our money! Why not give that opportunity to a British manager?
Kevin Rowlands
52 Posted 13/05/2016 at 19:25:32
If this Usmanov leaving Arsenal and coming on board rumor is true, why not Arsene Wenger come with him? Under appreciated by them twats down there and a fantastic manager, I'd take him in a heartbeat.
Phil Martin
54 Posted 13/05/2016 at 20:11:01
@Kevin - what is the Usmanov rumour? He upped his stake when Moshiri sold up. I pretty sure he wants to takeover at Arsenal.
Mick Davies
55 Posted 13/05/2016 at 21:01:02
So Uncle Fester thinks Southampton are a bigger club than Everton?

9 League titles v 0; 5 FA cups v 1; 1 European trophy v 0; we'll give them the League cup win. Dixie Dean v Terry Paine; 78,000 v about 32,000; Original members of the football league v Original members of the Southern League etc, etc.

And Wilkins is a football 'expert'!!
Scott Goin
56 Posted 13/05/2016 at 21:01:14
Honestly, this means absolutely nothing. Koeman is not going to rock the boat at this point. It's always best to have two employers fighting over your services. At the very least he'll certainly use Everton's interest to get more money from Southampton. If they don't pony up in the next week or two, maybe he'll let Everton know he's available.
Chris Corn
57 Posted 13/05/2016 at 21:04:21
Kevin 52,I think it's hypocritical for us to criticise Arsenal fans because they want to get back to winning leagues and being realistic challengers in Europe. It's only what we want and aspire to.
I'm lucky enough to have seen us at the top and there's nothing I'd like more than to see us back there.im sure that's what Arsenal fans want.
Chris Corn
58 Posted 13/05/2016 at 21:07:57
Kevin Dale, youre clearly on a wind up aren't you.?!!
Tony Hill
59 Posted 13/05/2016 at 21:17:33
Nick (47) and Kevin (52), I agree with you both, in that order. Mourinho would thrive with us in my view, he might be contentious but he'd be instantly embraced and he has the courage and unlimited self-belief that we've lacked in our marrow for, ooh, about 45 or 50 years (and, no, I don't think we really had it in the 80s).

I would also be delighted with Wenger, though I'd be trying for that nasty, brilliant Dennis Bergkamp as a midfield/attacking coach to join him as well as Bould. But that's fantasy, I fear.

Don't think Mourinho is though. I think those daft bastards at United are going to miss out on him and if we show desire and ambition I think we have a chance.

Mark Gardiner
60 Posted 13/05/2016 at 21:42:22
Really really don't want Mourinho. What Everton need is a manager who really knows how to develop young players and have the belief in playing them.

We have a group of very talented young players at the club and we need to develop them. Mourinho NEVER develops young players. What would be the point of investing all the time and money that we have done in our youth set up only to employ a manager who doesn't ever play or develop young players.

Jackie Barry
61 Posted 13/05/2016 at 21:52:30
What Everton need is a winner, we need success to pull us out of the doldrums. If we can't get a proven winner like Mourinho, then we need somebody who can become a winner. I don't want any has been or somebody up and coming. This club needs something inspiring and it needs it sooner rather than later.
Ray Smith
62 Posted 13/05/2016 at 21:52:36
Tony 59#


Tony Hill
63 Posted 13/05/2016 at 21:58:37
Thanks Ray, if you want to put your query into word things, I'll try and answer it.
Stephen O'Donnell
64 Posted 13/05/2016 at 22:04:28
The guy I want for definite now is our Unsy. What a passionate Blue, like the rest of us... speaks very well and knows the club from top to bottom. What a player for us also... Rhino, Rhino, Rhino.
Andrew Clare
65 Posted 13/05/2016 at 22:05:27
Kevin 51#,
Please name one decent British manager?
Kevin Rowlands
67 Posted 13/05/2016 at 22:26:52
CC 57,he's taken them to CL 19 straight years and won numerous trophies, take a look at that twat Piers Morgan twitter timeline, he's the typical Arsenal fan, thinks their entitled to win everything and doesn't appreciate Wenger whatsoever, would you take their record vs ours for the last 19 years? PM 54, it's twitter rumor so take it with a pinch of salt, but the Mosh man and Usmanov are business partners and very close, after taking Mosh man's shares Usmanov still only owns 30% of Arsenal with that yank Kroenke being the majority shareholder. Seemly there is a real dislike and distrust between them hence Kroenke would never allow Usmanov to purchase his shares and become the majority shareholder which in turn means he will never call the shots or have proper control there. If you search twitter it's easy to find information speculating that the Mosh man will eventually bring in Usmanov as a major investor and they will be in total control at Everton. I hope it's true, Russia's richest man and bringing along Wenger, now we're talking!
Jay Harris
68 Posted 13/05/2016 at 22:28:24
For the record Bergkamp does not want to leave Holland and has a real fear of flying. Jaap Stam apparently also wants to stay in Holland so it's double dutch with De Boer and De Boer or going Dutch if Koeman. Hiddink or Van Gaal ( assuming he is not staying at Utd.) can be persuaded.

My personal favourite is Emery but it looks like he is not under consideration.

Mike Green
69 Posted 13/05/2016 at 22:31:46
Butch 'Football people....people who've played the game...' Wilkins is a complete and utter chopper. On what planet are Southampton a bigger club than Everton...!?
Phil Sammon
70 Posted 13/05/2016 at 22:42:50
Kevin 67

I detest Piers Morgan, for the record, but Arsenal fans should demand more from their club. Wenger has done great things but, like RM, he is a stubborn man. They have a great squad, a first class stadium and finances up there with the very best. A change of manager could win them the league. Who are you to tell them not to dream?

Chris Corn
71 Posted 13/05/2016 at 22:46:34
Kevin 67, of course I'd take their record over ours but they want success because they are used to it ,same as Utd. What gives Evertonians like me the right to think that we should be up there based on our record since 1987? Quite simply because I've seen us do it and I want to see us do it again.

You're just saying they're greedy because they've been successful so they should accept their lot. Just the same as saying why should we expect to do anything ,because we've been mediocre for almost 30 years and large periods prior to that.

Colin Glassar
72 Posted 13/05/2016 at 22:53:50
Kevin Dale 51, why not go British? British beef? Yes. British pork? Yes. British women? Some of them. British weather? No. British managers? No thanks - not good enough.
Eddy Bernard
73 Posted 13/05/2016 at 23:05:13
Graham @12 Agree Everton need to sound out Mourinho, proven manager at the highest level and would wind up the RS no end.

he can only say Yes or No so what have we got to lose, but we need to make sure the Media don't dictate the pace or selection of the new boss.

Andy Crooks
74 Posted 13/05/2016 at 23:38:00
The right man coukd be just about anyone if his personality matches with our squad. We need to be incredibly lucky because the greatest coach can turn to shite if it just doesn't fit.
Kevin Rowlands
75 Posted 13/05/2016 at 23:44:15
Phil, Chris, to be honest I really don't give a shit what Arsenal fans want or think their entitled to, I guess my point is, if they don't want or appreciate him I'd take him in a heartbeat. If we had their record the last 19 years there would be a statue of the man and a stand named after him at Goodison, Evertonians are realistic, Piers fucking Morgan and a lot of other Arsenal fans like him are not.
James Marshall
76 Posted 14/05/2016 at 02:14:07
We should be going all out for Mourinho, end of story. He's available so Everton have to talk to him, no question. He can only say yes or no so we have nothing to.

Anyone else will be a second choice. It's a no brainer. I would love Mourinho as our manager.

Koeman appears to be staying at Southampton, at least on the face of it.

My suspicion is that it will be de Boer.

Douglas McClenaghan
77 Posted 14/05/2016 at 02:50:51
If we get De Boer can TW put his name into the spellcheck? Hiddink is a good call; took a journeyman Australian team far further than anyone had dreamed.
Steve Pugh
78 Posted 14/05/2016 at 07:56:54
Actually Kevin #75, if we'd had their record for the last 19 years we would want him gone and somebody in that would win us the title. It's all about expectations. When Moyes came in the thought of solid top 7 finishes every year with the odd European adventure thrown in was unbelievable because we had been fighting relegation for so long. After 10 years it wasn't good enough.

With the money that he has available Wenger should be doing better at Arsenal but he refuses to spend it. Their fans know that they could be challenging for the title every year but they aren't so Wenger must go.

Mark Cooper
79 Posted 14/05/2016 at 10:21:22
Have to agree with Barton, start at the top Mourinho has to be first target. If not interested then I wouldn't be too upset with Hiddink but please not Moyes, backward step.
In fact I don't think Mr Kenwright should play much of a role in choosing the next manager, after all he won't be spending his money.
Martin Mason
80 Posted 14/05/2016 at 10:48:36

And who are they as a tiny minority of fans to demand that Arsenal change their manager? The good thing is that they are infinitely more likely to offer him a contract extension.

Alan J Thompson
81 Posted 14/05/2016 at 11:57:39
Then let him stay there, there are bigger fish.
Terence Tyler
82 Posted 14/05/2016 at 12:04:40
Odds shortening on Mourinho, see odds checker
Eric Myles
83 Posted 14/05/2016 at 12:10:54
Douglas #77, and don't forget about Korea
Ray Said
84 Posted 14/05/2016 at 12:13:55
I agree with those posters that say start at the top and ask Jose Mourinho. I don't think we could afford the 10 million per year BUT he may be the sort of person that would be willing to accept less money if he was granted the sort of control to reshape the whole structure of the club that SAF had at Manchester United?

Colin Glassar
85 Posted 14/05/2016 at 12:23:38
We could offer him shares in the club Ray, or would that be illegal?
Ray Said
86 Posted 14/05/2016 at 13:03:54
A seat on the board Colin-like Newcastle and McClar.... oh forget that!
Derek Thomas
87 Posted 14/05/2016 at 14:01:16
True Ray @84; just as there is much to commend us to him (well we think so anyway) there may be much, depending on what's in his head, not to.

But it's what's going on in Moshiri's head that counts. He might yet not give us the manager we want and he's plenty to choose from - off his own bat and from our wish lists.

The only think he has to do is give us the manager we need.

On the Jose front; nothing can happen until after the Final. What if LvG pips City for 4th and wins the cup, not impossible to sack him, but maybe harsh.

Is no news good news? do we go balls out for Mourinho, only to see him sign on the dotted line next Wednesday for United, thus maybe miss out on a potential 2nd prize...so many imponderables...As always with Everton more questions than answers.

Colin Glassar
88 Posted 15/05/2016 at 17:41:12
"I'll stay IF we have the same ambitions". Ronald Koeman 15/05/16.

He also mentioned having/needing the funds to realise his ambitions at Southampton.

Frank Thomas
89 Posted 17/05/2016 at 11:27:52
What do you think of Unai Emery ?(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3592967/Unai-Emery-workaholic-methods-taken-Sevilla-brink-Europa-League-title.html )
Martin Nicholls
90 Posted 17/05/2016 at 12:52:57
Frank (#89). Unai Emery has been my personal choice from day one although I've warmed to De Boer and latterly (for what he'd bring to the Club in terms of profile) Mourinho. Emery has always been quoted as a long shot however watch the odds plummet if, as I sincerely hope, Sevilla turn the Red Shite over tomorrow night!
Grant Rorrison
91 Posted 17/05/2016 at 13:08:54
Emery wouldn't be a bad choice. Still want Koeman though.
Tony Twist
92 Posted 17/05/2016 at 13:17:03
If Emery beats the pool then sign him up! I hope he does, it might knock them down a peg or two. Get a move on Everton, time is a wasting. Hopefully not De Boer or Pelligrini as we don't want any slow build up play anymore.

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