He left the Blues in the bottom three of the Premier League after a heavy summer spending spree and a poor start to the campaign domestically and in Europe.
But Koeman won't be going to Russia in the summer. Holland, who failed to qualify for Euro 2016, will also miss out on this years World Cup Finals in Russia. They finished third in their qualification group behind France and Sweden; Dick Advocaat's contract was not renewed by the KNVB as a result.
Ronald Koeman's first game in charge will be against England in Amsterdam on 23 March 2018.
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1 Posted 06/02/2018 at 15:28:27
Do you think Sam would be interested in the San Marino job?
2 Posted 06/02/2018 at 16:36:10
4 Posted 06/02/2018 at 17:22:50
It must be one of the few jobs in the World where failure gets rewarded, then after a short period, get offered another high paid position.
I can't bring myself to wish him all the best; the mess he has left our once wonderful Club in still makes my blood boil.
5 Posted 06/02/2018 at 18:23:07
I'm baffled, seriously. At least with Martinez you could see what he was trying to do attacking wise and you felt he might be a good fit with Belgium and the squad they have. Koeman? I struggle to see what his identity and playing style is.
6 Posted 06/02/2018 at 18:25:57
It's been said a thousand times already, but Walsh should have been fired at the same time. They have both said our transfer dealings were a joint effort. A joint failure.
Koeman and Walsh couldn't do together, what Moyes managed alone - sign value-for-money quality players, with the sole aim of building a coherent team.
If one of these twats gets the sack, they both should - gross mismanagement of our transfer budget!
I've seen a mention on TW of Dein and Wenger for Chief Exec and DoF, which I would absolutely love!
I have an alternative thought though. Moyes could spot a player, was renowned for his thorough player research - how about Moyes for Chief Scout. To placate him, tell him it's the DoF position, but have a highly skilled negotiator work with him.
(The last paragraph was tongue in cheek...or was it)
7 Posted 06/02/2018 at 18:35:37
8 Posted 06/02/2018 at 18:41:24
9 Posted 06/02/2018 at 18:47:42
10 Posted 06/02/2018 at 20:00:33
He realty is living off his footballer status.
11 Posted 06/02/2018 at 20:04:11
He's clearly unhappy at Chelsea, offer him the job at the end of the season.
12 Posted 06/02/2018 at 20:20:06
13 Posted 06/02/2018 at 20:39:33
Probably too imaginative for our board though!
14 Posted 06/02/2018 at 20:43:27
15 Posted 06/02/2018 at 21:08:53
Good luck with that, maybe post Brexit might work.
16 Posted 06/02/2018 at 21:25:14
17 Posted 06/02/2018 at 21:37:27
18 Posted 06/02/2018 at 22:05:33
By 'demand', I obviously add it as an exit clause in his termination terms. It's possible that the club may have done this with both him and Martinez.
19 Posted 06/02/2018 at 23:34:31
20 Posted 06/02/2018 at 23:59:17
21 Posted 07/02/2018 at 01:25:04
22 Posted 07/02/2018 at 05:02:19
I love Everton but I sometimes wish she would disappear under the sea with every other Premier League and international side, if only so we can start all over again.
Listened to 'At home with Stuart Pearce' by podcast on way into work this morning. A proper old fashioned footballer. Not perfect of course but I yearn for those 'less mad' days, before money first corrupted and then did away with the game I love.
23 Posted 07/02/2018 at 09:21:21
Of course other people are still in employment at the club who are just as much to blame, if not more so than the Dutchman.
24 Posted 07/02/2018 at 10:36:40
Add to the fact that the fans were never going to be patient after a decade of “glass ceiling no success under the previous manager David Moyes.
Right now I can only dream of being where Everton were in that first season under Martinez.
Koeman was employed to take the club forward, which he did in some ways last season but he failed (which great help from Steve Walsh) this term and during last summer.
The loss of Lukaku and failure to replace 20-25 goals from the main striker was costly and the defence was broken up too much with no replacement for Baines and the fixation with Schneiderlin and Gueye starting (which still remains a massive problem under Allardyce anyway).
I hope Koeman restores pride for himself .
He wasn't the first and won't be the last to be a failure at a club which symbolises failure better than anyone.
25 Posted 07/02/2018 at 13:30:44
I'm not sure this was the job you had in mind after us but hey-ho.
26 Posted 07/02/2018 at 14:50:04
No chance after the mess he left which will take us years to recover from. He is the worst manager we have ever had at least Mike Walker signed Big Dunc.
27 Posted 07/02/2018 at 15:48:59
29 Posted 07/02/2018 at 17:26:32
30 Posted 08/02/2018 at 09:07:36
31 Posted 10/02/2018 at 09:31:49
32 Posted 10/02/2018 at 17:21:06
Ferguson was actually second choice behind Hateley from Rangers, and more of a desperation signing. He was also utter shite under Walker, and only thrived under Royle.
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