Ronald Koeman says Aaron Lennon has full support in recovery from illness

• Everton manager pledges long-term backing over stress-related condition
• Koeman suggests social media adds to pressure on modern-day footballers

Ronald Koeman has said Everton will give Aaron Lennon all the time he needs to recover from a stress-related illness and insisted Premier League clubs do provide support for players with mental health problems.

The Everton winger is receiving treatment having been detained under the Mental Health Act on Sunday by police who were concerned for the 30?year?old’s welfare. Koeman admitted he has not encountered a situation like Lennon’s during his managerial career but believes the players of today are under greater pressure due to social media and the profile of the sport. The manager assured Lennon that Everton’s only concern is that he makes a full recovery, however long that takes.

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