It’s another international break in football and it has come at the worst time for Ronald Koeman. The Everton manager is the favourite for the next Premier League manager to get the boot and traditionally Everton are not a sacking organization. However, when there are rows of empty seats and booing supporters of the People’s Club are making a clear statement to the hierarchy.
Koeman is steeped in the tradition of Holland and Barcelona. He scored the first goal for Holland that effectively meant England did not qualify for the 1994 World Cup. When Barcelona beat Sampdoria 1-0 in the final of the European Cup at Wembley in 1992 Koeman scored the winning goal for a Barca team that included Pep Guardiola in midfield. There managerial careers are now poles apart.
While Manchester City are odds-on to win the Premier League Ronald Koeman is 4/7 with Ladbrokes to be the next Premier League manager to leave his job which could be through a sacking or resignation. Koeman is destined to be the manager of Holland and/or Barcelona and he could soon be in a position to take one of the jobs because his days look numbered at Everton.
Enable was a stunning winner of the Arc yesterday but it’s the sublime to the ridiculous with the racing today. After a brilliant performance in the most prestigious race in Europe it’s back to typical Monday fare with ordinary meetings at Stratford, Newton Abbott and Bath. The theory that identified Cote D’Azur as a leading contender for the frame in the Cambridgeshire on Saturday (3rd at 66/1) has pinpointed Suffice (Stratford 3pm) as a horse to back.
Suffice is top rated and with a rider’s allowance in a thirteen runner handicap so each way bets are settled at one quarter the odds. The horse has been off for a year but is suited to the conditions of today’s race. The price is not as generous as Cote D’Azur’s but SUFFICE is the standout each way bet today at 14/1 with William Hill.
Whether Ronald Koeman’s reputation is suffice to keep his job is anybody’s guess but we could find out very soon.