Everton have been struggling to meet the expectations of their fans although Ronald Koeman went in an unprecedented summer spending which left to too many expectations at Goodison Park.
The Toffees have struggled with their games at home and in Europe and fans are feeling that the Dutchman is not doing his best despite buying expensive players.
After the defeat of Everton to Burnley with 1-0 on Sunday, some fans are calling for his resignation.
Koeman, on the other hand, is blaming his players and publicly criticising them, telling the media that they are “scared to play.”
Former Crystal Palace owner turned controversial pundit Simon Jordan addressed the issue of Koeman and says that if the players are scared of playing, his job is to make certain that his players will have confidence.
“Two or three weeks ago Koeman was talking about being very worried which I thought was very strange language for a manager to be using because if I was his owner looking down on him I wouldn’t really want that to be announced to the world that my manager was worried,” Jordan told The Debate on Friday night.
“I’d want my manager to announce to the world that he was aware, and was about to fix the concerns that he may be having.
“This manager seems to have a style of management that’s quite adept at ensuring that the players are brought to the fore in terms of where the responsibility lies for some of the failings.
“There is a balancing act between throwing a player to the lions and also putting your arm around him.
“Now Koeman is obviously an experienced, established manager and what he is saying is that the players are fearful, now who’s the coach here? His job is to enthuse his players with a belief and a confidence and quite frankly Everton’s start hasn’t quite been as bad (as it has been made out) besides the Atalanta result.
“His job is to enthuse his players with a belief and a confidence and quite frankly Everton’s start hasn’t quite been as bad (as it has been made out) besides the Atalanta result.
“This is really flaky rhetoric (from Koeman), this is fearful and worried and not addressing individual players, this is talking about en masse… but the way Koeman’s saying it you say ‘Well actually I’m fearful about you rather than the players’.
“It almost feels to me that he’s looking at the opportunities that might exist for him further down the line in his career and making sure – or that he puts down flags – to say ‘Well you know this isn’t just about my management style this is about the group of players that I’ve got around me’.”