Saints and Everton in talks over Koeman

Ronald Koeman

Southampton and Everton are in talks over Saints manager Ronald Koeman as the Toffees continue their search for a successor to Roberto Martinez.

Koeman’s agent confirmed to BBC Sport that talks are under way, but the Dutchman has not yet spoken to Everton.

The Merseyside club, who finished 11th in the Premier League table, fired Spaniard Martinez, 42, in May.

Former Ajax boss Frank de Boer has also been linked to the vacant managerial position at Goodison Park.

Koeman was appointed Saints manager in 2014 and led the club to seventh in the Premier League in his first season in charge. This year they finished in sixth place, again qualifying for the Europa League.

Speaking about speculation on his position before the final game of the season, he said: “I am manager of Southampton. Everyone knows I have one year more on my contract.

“We will sit together, analyse this season and talk about the future.”

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