Final Decision To Sack Me Or Not Is With The Board – Embattled Koeman

Embattled Everton manager Ronald Koeman has revealed that the decision on whether to sack him or not lies with the club’s board.

He was speaking immediately after his side’s 2-1 home loss to French side Olympique Lyon piled more pressure on him.

When asked about his position, Koeman said:

“The final decision is by the board not myself.”

“If the board thinks I am not the right man they will tell me.” he added.

On whether the loss will increase the attention on his job, the former Southampton and Valencia coach said:

“Of course. If the team is not winning and if the team is not performing when maybe they can, then it’s always the manager.”

He was however optimistic about his side’s second half performance. The Dutchman said:

“It’s a difficult situation. You get confidence from winning games,” said Koeman, whose side host Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.

“The way we fought in the second half is something to keep and to continue. We know for everybody it’s an important game at the weekend.” he added.