Barton rubbishes Everton sack talk for Koeman

Published on: 19 September 2017

Former Burnley midfielder Joey Barton has dismissed claims Ronald Koeman is under pressure at Everton.

Everton are currently inside the bottom three.

But Barton told talkSPORT: “Everton have got Bournemouth, Burnley and Brighton in their next three [Premier League] games and even if they were to lose them and were abject in terms of their performances… I'd still be surprised [if Koeman went].

“Everton usually give their managers time, they don't usually panic, and I don't think Bill Kenwright, Farhad Moshiri and the Everton board will panic.

“Koeman communicates well, he's a steady hand on the tiller, although he's maybe not as good as he thinks he is - he's still got a lot to prove as a manager."