Former Everton star Kevin Kilbane believes that Ronald Koeman’s time may be limited now as he could get sacked anytime soon.
Kilbane said that he thinks Koeman will have a difficult time to improve Everton over the coming weeks.
“The team’s confidence is clearly low, which is something the manager can address, but their other big issue is a lack of creativity – and I don’t know where that will come from at present,” Kilane said.
“A lot of Koeman’s attacking players are very similar so, whoever comes into the side, they are not going to produce anything dramatically different to what they are doing at present.
“The situation will only change when the transfer window opens and they add to their squad, but the question is whether Koeman can hang on to his job for that long.
“Watching Everton – fifth bottom of the league with eight points from eight games – is disappointing at the moment and some fans have already made it clear they think his time is up.
“If performances stay the same and Everton find themselves deeper in relegation trouble then, given they spent £140 million over the summer, their struggles will not be tolerated at board level either.”
Everton’s 1-1 draw at Brighton, place the club 16th in the table, just two points about the relegation zone.
The Toffees will then face a difficult run of fixtures over the next couple of weeks where they will start with Europa League tie at home to Lyon on Thursday.
Arsenal will also visit them at Goodison Park on Sunday before they visit Chelsea’s side next Wednesday in the EFL Cup.
In their current situation, it is difficult to say whether Everton can come back and the pressure is mounting on the board if they really need Koeman this time.