Ever since Everton FC let go of David Moyes and his well known uninspiring albeit safe brand of football, the Toffees has met a situation where they couldn’t really say if they are better off with the Scot gone.
Roberto Martinez – the guy that worked his magic with Wigan Athletic back in the day – was the first man given the chance to show the Merseyside club that one could play good football and still achieve the reasonable seasonal targets
Known for his nonchalant attitude to building defensive walls to protect ones goal line from his opponent – a direct contrast to the style they’ve being used to for the past 11 years – the Spaniards first problem was the over leakiness of his defence line. Everton ended up conceding goals above the average recorded during Moyes’ time.
That would have been overlooked only that their position on the EPL settings ended up n0t meeting expectations..
Ronald Koeman’s work at another premier league club operating on a progressive wavelength – Southampton – was enough to convince Everton owners to bring him to Goodison Park. His work with the Saints showed one capable of improving and refining the footballing stance of Roberto Martinez.
However Koeman’s first season has only flattered to deceive and prove not to be very different from the reign of the current Belgium coach.
Picking up an issue with fan boy RossBarkley also posed the threat of the Dutch man loosing the trust of sentimental fans.Luckily, Manchester United’s clinching of the Europa League title offered them the prospect of playing European football come next season.
However, given the picture Everton had in mind 4 years ago when they chose to change their philosophy, Koeman must ensure that the coming season kickstarts the realization of the future they once hoped for.