English Premier League side Everton FC have officially confirmed the news flying around that they had poached the head of players’ recruitment from current title holders, Leicester City.

Leicester lost yet another prominent personality that led to their success in the last campaign. Steve Walsh was largely responsible for getting Riyad Mahrez, N’Golo Kante and Jamie Vardy at decent transfer fee and they went on to bring glory to the club.

The Goodison Park are reported to have improved on the compensation Walsh receives at Leicester City. He becomes the first director of football at Everton and has started work immediately. He was pictured with the coach Ronald Koeman discussing transfers before his arrival.

Ronald Koeman signs a 3 year long deal with Everton


Ronald Koeman has turned out to be one of the standout managers of the Premier League in recent times.

The Dutch coach was able to mark his name in the history-books of Southampton as he guided the team to their best finish of any Premier League season.

During the 2015-16 Premier League season, Southampton finished in 6th place as they secured 63 points which was more than any other season in the history of the club.

The 53 year old manager was also named as the best manager of the Premier League on 3 separate occasions; this was accomplished during his stay in charge of Southampton.

No Offer to Jose Mourinho - Sky Sports

Rumours about Everton making an offer for Jose Mourinho to become the club’s next manager may not be true according to Sky Sports.

What Next for Lukaku and Everton?


How optimistic would the average Everton fan need to be to think that Romelu Lukaku is going to stay at the club for another season? Very optimistic, would be the short answer to that, with even the arrival of a wealthy and ambitious new owner in the person of Farhad Moshiri, not to mention new manager Ronald Koeman, probably not being enough to persuade the striker to stay.

Clearly it would be a blow to Everton to lose a player who scored 25 goals during what was a less than vintage season in 201-16, but the 23 year old is on the record as stating his desire to move on

Roberto Martinez remains Confident on Club Position

Roberto Martinez remains defiant that he is in a stronger position at the club than when he arrived.

The 42-year-old took over at Everton in 2013 having to build on an impressive job done by David Moyes. Even though the Scot did not get Everton playing in a beautiful and attractive manner, he was imperious at getting the results even on a tight budget. Martinez had little experience at the top level after having previously been in charge of lower league clubs like Swansea City and Wigan, which only later turned out to be Premier League teams.

Roberto Martinez wont rest Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku

Roberto Martinez says that he would not consider resting the likes of Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku unless absolutely necessary or if the players are suffering from injury.

He was presented with the option of resting these important players for the game against Southampton this weekend. It would help Martinez field a fresh starting line-up for the back-to-back important clashes coming up next week. Everton are up against Liverpool in Merseyside derby followed by the FA Cup semi-final clash with Manchester United at the new Wembley. Both these games are extremely important for the club in the context of the disappointing league season.

Roberto Martinez expects Gareth Barry to Break Record

Roberto Martinez says that he expects midfielder Gareth Barry to break the record of most number of starts in the Premier League.

The 34-year-old is only three games away from equalling the record set by goalkeeper David James. The former Portsmouth goalkeeper made 571 starts in his long career. However, Barry will have to go an extra length in order to match the figure set by Ryan Giggs. In his two decade long career with Manchester United, Giggs made a remarkable 610 starts in the league. He also remained as the only player to have scored in more than 20 campaigns of the Premier League.

Roberto Martinez is not prepared to give his players

Everton boss Roberto Martinez is not prepared to give his players an easy way into the first-team. After a spell on the sidelines due to injuries, defender Leighton Baines has returned back to contention for a starting spot.

The England international would normally be expected to walk straight back into the starting line-up. However, this has not been the case since Baines has been put on the dugout as he waits for his turn. Bryan Oviedo was his replacement and the 25-year-old has been able to grasp this opportunity with both hands.

Barnsley managed to get a positive result in the sectional finals

Barnsley managed to get a positive result in the sectional finals against Fleetwood Town in the first leg.

The 1-1 draw in the away match gives only hope that they can finally win the title with a victory in the second leg, which will be at home. Victory against Fleetwood Town in the second leg will provide Barnsley with a date at the new Wembley for the first time since 2008. The club has had a good run in cup competitions like the FA Cup, but they have not been successful in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in recent times.

Chelsea are reportedly contemplating an approach for defender John Stones

Chelsea are reportedly contemplating an approach for defender John Stones in January.

The Everton defender was subjected to several offers from the Premier League champions in the summer. However, the Everton manager Roberto Martinez was steadfast in his decision that the young defender would not be sold under any circumstance. This proved to be the case since it is believed that Everton rejected a whopping £ 35 million offer from Chelsea. This would have made Stones as the most expensive defender in English football history.


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