Everton manager Ronald Koeman confident of support


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Everton manager Ronald Koeman believes the majority of the squad still have confidence in him despite falling to a 5-2 defeat against Arsenal on Sunday.

The Toffees, who are priced at 17.00 to be relegated, are in the bottom three after nine outings and Koeman, who spent around £140million on transfers over the summer, is coming under pressure from large sections of the Goodison Park faithful.

Reports have also suggested that some of the players are unhappy with his training methods but the Dutchman has hit back at those claims and insists he gets a positive feeling from the squad.

He told reporters: “That’s the feeling that I have [players back me] but I don’t know.

With every manager working with 28-29 players you cannot work with all of them being happy but there’s still enough understanding.

That’s my opinion but I don’t know.” Everton have won just twice all season and they are without a victory in five outings after falling to pieces against a rampant Arsenal on home soil.

Koeman was extremely busy in the summer transfer window and he has struggled to work out his best starting XI with so many new recruits to bed in.

The former Southampton boss insists that Everton can still get their season back on track, having already faced all of last season’s top five. He added: “We played nine Premier League games.

We played against the first five of the Premier League last season and this is not a good position for Everton.

“I’ve been working in football for a long time so I know what can happen. First of all, I don’t think it’s too late.”

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