Southall: “He’s an Everton manager”

Neville Southall reckons Ronald Koeman is “a really good fit” for Everton and is “an Everton manager”.

Southall told Omnisport : “I think Koeman’s a really good fit,”

“He doesn’t talk much rubbish. He doesn’t bamboozle you with stuff. He comes out and tells it as it is. He’s very calm as well.

“I think he’s an Everton manager. Lots of people aren’t.

“For a while, he’s the best manager we’ve had.

“He will give them that, I hope… the Dutch arrogance, where they go out and believe they’re a good team. And I think that was missing a lot of times.

“I think the way he wants to play, we’ll impose our strengths on the opposition.”

Southall believes Koeman has already raised the level of several key players and welcomed the acquisition of Wales defender Ashley Williams from Swansea City.

“The whole club’s positive. He’s got [Kevin] Mirallas playing better, [Ross] Barkley’s playing better.

“And the signing of Ashley Williams, I think he’s been brilliant. He’s now a Rolls Royce. I think he’s as good as he’s ever going to get. We’ve got him in his prime really.

“He’s knows everything and he’s a good leader. With him at the back, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t keep more clean sheets.

“I’d be gutted if we finish outside the top six, absolutely gutted. Even with the squad we’ve got now. They’ve got everything they need.”

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