For now I have full support of the Everton board, says Ronald Koeman

• Everton manager prepares to face Lyon at home in Europa League
• Arsenal at home and Chelsea away in League Cup next for troubled Dutchman

Ronald Koeman believes he still retains the confidence of the Everton board as he tries to turn round a disappointing start to the season, but admits he needs a win at home in the Europa League against Lyon.

Everton have yet to win in Group E, and were beaten in their last home league outing, against Burnley, yet the manager was relaxed enough to make a joke about his position on hearing Craig Shakespeare’s observation that any manager is only four poor results from a crisis. “Maybe I am in the crisis already,” he said, before revealing that the majority shareholder, Farhad Moshiri, and the chairman, Bill Kenwright, had offered encouragement when visiting the training ground last week.

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