While his first season in charge of Everton was filled with promise, helped by a prolific Romelu Lukaku, Ronald Koeman’s sophomore campaign is bordering on becoming a disaster.
The Dutch manager has struggled to get his new look squad going, and a 1-0 home loss to Burnley on Sunday only emphasised the problems on show over the past month or so.
As well as being 16th in the Premier League after seven games, the Toffees are struggling in Europe, having picked up just one point from a possible six.
This form is, rather understandably, already creating speculation about Koeman’s future, and Gazzetta dello Sport believe the Everton board are starting to look around the pool of available managers in case they come to the decision to part ways with the former Southampton manager.
The man the Toffees board are said to be considering is Walter Mazzarri, who managed Watford last season, and contact has already been made to gauge his interest.
Furthermore, the Italian newspaper there’s every chance the 56-year-old could travel to Liverpool in the next few days, presumably for talks with Everton.
While Mazzarri did have his struggles with England and the language in general, Gazzetta feel that being away from London could help him, with the north of the country more forgiving than its southern counterparts.
This remains speculation for the time being, and there’s every chance Everton give Ronald Koeman time to steady the toppling Goodison Park ship, but we’ll be keeping an eye on it in case it develops further.