Ancelotti still favourite for Everton as pressure mounts on Koeman

Ancelotti still favourite for Everton as pressure mounts on Koeman

A battling draw but poor performance against Brighton has not seen any upturn in fortunes for Ronald Koeman at Everton.

Once again, this time at the AMEX stadium, Everton's laboured performance showed the perceived failure of Ronald Koeman transfer strategy during the Summer. 

His failure to replace Lukaku has led to a waning Wayne Rooney leading the line for a team that is expected to be challenging for the European places but finds itself 16th after a poor start to the season. 

Having spent £140 million on the likes of Sigurdsson, Keane and Pickford there is a feeling that the Everton board will not accept the current poor performances and results much longer. Waiting in the wings is Carlo Ancelotti, should the Merseyside club go all out to get him, who is the favourite to replace the Dutchman at 4/1. 

Bookies are not clear who the the next manager will be if Koeman is replaced though, with current U23's manager, David Unsworth next in the market at 6/1, followed by Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca at 8/1 and Eddie Howe at 10/1. 

On thing is for sure though, Koeman is treading on very thin ice. He's now the big odds-on favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave his position at 4/11 and has accounted for 44.9% of bets over the last 24 hours. With Lyon (H), Arsenal (H), Chelsea (A), Leicester (A) and Lyon (A) the next five fixtures in all competitions things could get worse at Goodison before they get better. 

Oddschecker spokesman, George Elek: "It isn't just the results but also the manner of performances that has seen the odds on Koeman to leave tumble. They may have nicked a point against Brighton, but it's no surprise that punters' faith in the Dutch manager was not restored after another drab display."