PORTO, Portugal (AP) — Dutch coach Ronald Koeman celebrated the Netherland's season despite Sunday's loss to Portugal in the Nations League final.
PORTO, Portugal (AP) — The Netherlands can complete an unlikely turnaround with victory over Portugal in the UEFA Nations League final on Sunday.
Rejuvenated Dutch strike late, into Nations League’s Final 4
The Netherlands' recovery from one of the lowest ebbs in its history continued with a last-gasp qualification for the Final Four of the inaugural UEFA Nations League on Monday.
Dutch win over France demotes Germany in UEFA Nations League
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — When the Netherlands beat Germany 3-0 last month the score flattered the Dutch. Ronald Koeman's resurgent young team beat France 2-0 on Friday and this time the margin of victory flattered the French.
Winger Javairo Dilrosun gets 1st call-up for Netherlands
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman selected winger Javairo Dilrosun for the first time Friday for upcoming UEFA Nations League matches against France and Germany.
Dilrosun, who played in junior teams at Ajax and Manchester City before breaking into Hertha Berlin's first team this season, is the only new face in the 24-man squad.
Dutch defeat of Germany shows that the future is bright
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman knows that however good a 3-0 victory over 2014 world champion Germany feels, it doesn't mean his young team is where he wants it to be.
But with a crop of promising young players establishing themselves in the team, Saturday's defeat of long-time rival Germany underscored that the future of Dutch football is looking bright after four years in the doldrums.
4 new players in Netherlands team for Germany
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman named four new players in the squad to face Germany and Belgium in upcoming internationals.
Koeman included PSV Eindhoven forward Steven Bergwijn, defender Denzel Dumfries and midfielder Pablo Rosario along with Club Brugge winger Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld - who rose through PSV's youth teams - in his 25-man squad on Friday.
De Jong gets 1st Netherlands call-up, Sneijder gets last
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman opted for something old and something new Friday in naming his squad for upcoming matches against Peru and World Cup champion France.
Koeman picked 21-year-old Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong for the first time and called up veteran Wesley Sniejder for one final farewell.
The Dutch team will face Peru in a friendly on Sept. 6 before taking on France in the Nations League three days later.
Seven months after making its first move, Everton finally hired Marco Silva as manager on Thursday and highlighted his ability to deliver the kind of expansive football the Premier League club's fans crave.
The 40-year-old Portuguese coach was targeted by Everton in October following its firing of Ronald Koeman, but Silva's club at the time — Watford — refused to release him.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Coach Ronald Koeman called up FC Brugge midfielder Ruud Vormer on Friday for the first time as part of his 25-man Netherlands squad to play friendlies against Slovakia and Italy.
Vormer earned his inclusion as a key member of the Brugge team that won the Belgian league.
Huddersfield defender Terence Kongolo was also named in the squad and could play his first international since November 2015.
GENEVA (AP) — Portugal was made to pay for a weak first-half display as the Netherlands cruised to a 3-0 win in a friendly on Monday.
Cristiano Ronaldo's evening barely improved after a rough challenge early on by Dutch defender Tonny Vilhena. He left the game after 68 minutes soon after teammate Joao Cancelo was sent off.
Koeman names 5 newcomers in his first Netherlands squad
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — New coach Ronald Koeman named five uncapped players in the Netherlands squad Friday for his first international in charge, signaling that he is going to shake up a team that failed to qualify for two consecutive major tournaments.
The newcomers in Koeman's 25-man squad include 18-year-old Ajax winger Justin Kluivert, the son of former Netherlands striker Patrick Kluivert, who also was 18 when he made his debut and went on to score 40 goals in 79 internationals.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Midfielder Wesley Sneijder is retiring from international football after 15 years and a record 133 appearances for the Netherlands, the Dutch football association announced Sunday, clearing the way for new coach Ronald Koeman to rebuild the ailing national team.
Sneijder made his decision after Koeman visited the 33-year-old in Qatar, where he plays for Al Gharafa.
Ronald Koeman appointed coach of struggling Netherlands
ZEIST, Netherlands (AP) — Ronald Koeman took charge of the struggling Netherlands team on Tuesday, saying he wants to restore players' pride in representing the three-time World Cup runner-up.
Koeman vowed to make the team competitive again, even though he does not have a wealth of world-class talent at his disposal. The Netherlands missed out on this summer's World Cup in Russia, having also failed to qualify for the 2016 European Championship.
Dutch FA appoints Ronald Koeman as new Netherlands coach
ZEIST, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch Football Association has appointed former Everton and Southampton coach Ronald Koeman to take charge of the struggling national team.
Koeman signed a contract on Tuesday to coach the Netherlands up to and including the 2022 World Cup.
Koeman played 78 internationals for the Netherlands and was part of the team's only major title, the 1988 European Championship.
Bournemouth ends Allardyce’s unbeaten start at Everton
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Ryan Fraser ended Sam Allardyce's unbeaten start as Everton manager by scoring twice — including an 88th-minute winner — in Bournemouth's 2-1 victory in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Scotland winger earned Bournemouth a first league victory since November thanks to a strike that flew into the net via a heavy deflection off Everton defender Michael Keane.
Rooney has mixed fortunes in Everton’s 3-1 win over Swansea
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Wayne Rooney had one penalty saved and scored another in Everton's 3-1 win over last-place Swansea in the Premier League that maintained the team's resurgent form under recently hired manager Sam Allardyce on Monday.
Everton has won four out of five games since Allardyce was appointed as the full-time replacement for Ronald Koeman at the end of last month, and Rooney has scored in three of them to take his tally for the season to 10 goals.
Manchester Derby: How United, Mourinho can outfox City
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ronald Koeman didn't get much right at Everton this season before getting fired at the end of October, but he can at least hold his head up in one respect.
One of the more bizarre aspects of Manchester City's unbeaten start to the Premier League is the fact that Everton, one of the big disappointments this season, is the only team to take points off Pep Guardiola's runaway leaders after a 1-1 draw at Etihad Stadium in August.
Everton hires Sam Allardyce as manager on 18-month deal
Six months after declaring his coaching career was over, Sam Allardyce was back in the Premier League as Everton manager on Thursday after being offered a long-awaited opportunity to take charge of one of English football's storied clubs.
Everton set to hire Allardyce as replacement for Koeman
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Everton is set to hire Sam Allardyce as its next manager, ending the Premier League club's five-week search for a replacement for Ronald Koeman.
Everton says Allardyce will be at the club's training ground Wednesday to finalize the terms of his contract.
Everton turned to Allardyce after failing in a bid to take Marco Silva away from Premier League rival Watford. Allardyce publicly distanced himself from the position two weeks ago following initial talks with Everton.
Preseason optimism fades to midseason anxiety at Everton
There was a preseason buoyancy surrounding Everton that hadn't been felt for years at this venerable English club.
A rich financier was injecting lots of money to rebuild the squad and fund a move to a new $385 million stadium. Wayne Rooney made a sentimental return to his boyhood team. Ronald Koeman, a globally respected manager, pledged his loyalty after links with a vacancy at Barcelona.
Austin double helps Southampton to 4-1 win over Everton
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Charlie Austin scored two goals on his first Premier League start this season as Southampton crushed Everton 4-1 Sunday.
Gylfi Sigurdsson's long-range strike canceled out Dusan Tadic's opener, but Austin scored two second-half headers before Steven Davis rounded off the scoring to give the Saints a deserved victory over its hapless opponent.
Silva calls Everton a ‘big club,’ but coy on move to club
WATFORD, England (AP) — Marco Silva is being publicly evasive on his Watford future while pursued by English Premier League rival Everton to fill its managerial vacancy.
Silva has overseen 11 league matches for Watford since joining from Hull in the offseason.
Asked about a potential move to Everton, Silva said: "It's for the board, the owners to talk to each other about the situation. For me it's a normal situation.
Gray shines as Leicester defeats Everton on Puel debut
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester won its first game under new manager Claude Puel as it defeated struggling Everton 2-0 on Sunday in the English Premier League.
The recalled Demarai Gray starred as he helped create the opener for Jamie Vardy before adding a fortuitous second himself.
Former Everton player David Unsworth is in caretaker charge of the Toffees following Ronald Koeman's dismissal, but his side's display will have done little for his hopes of getting the job on a permanent basis.
Puel has instant impact at Leicester; Brighton held at home
LONDON (AP) — After seeing the instant impact of Claude Puel at Leicester, Everton might be looking to appoint a permanent manager sooner rather than later.
Leicester was reinvigorated on Sunday by Puel's altered team selection and tactics, as it produced a devastating counter-attacking goal on its way to a 2-0 victory over Everton in the English Premier League.
Bilic, the great survivor, clings on at West Ham
What's sometimes cruelly referred to as the "sack race" in English soccer is off to a fast start in the Premier League.
Just nine games have been played and already three managers — Frank De Boer (Crystal Palace), Craig Shakespeare (Leicester) and Ronald Koeman (Everton) — have lost their jobs.
Meanwhile, the man who topped the pre-season bookmaker lists for the first coach to be fired in England's top league is still clinging on.
Everton fires manager Ronald Koeman with team in drop zone
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Ronald Koeman paid the price for Everton's poor start to the season, losing his job Monday with the team in the Premier League relegation zone despite spending about $200 million on new players.
The Dutchman was dismissed two months into his second season in charge following a 5-2 loss to Arsenal on Sunday. That left Everton without a win in its last five matches in all competitions.
Premier League club Everton fires manager Ronald Koeman
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Premier League club Everton fires manager Ronald Koeman.
Merseyslide: Liverpool, Everton fall to north London clubs
LONDON (AP) — Final score: North London 9, Merseyside 3.
Liverpool and Everton endured a miserable Sunday in the Premier League as they were torn apart by Tottenham and Arsenal.
Arsenal had five different scorers in a 5-2 victory that further weakened Everton manager Ronald Koeman's job security. Harry Kane scored twice in front of a record Premier League record of more than 80,000 as Tottenham beat Liverpool 4-1 at Wembley Stadium.
Koeman unsure of Everton future after 5-2 loss to Arsenal
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Ronald Koeman doesn't know if he'll remain Everton manager after a 5-2 loss to Arsenal saw his team slip into the Premier League's relegation zone on Sunday.
The statistics are bleak for Koeman: Everton has no wins in its last five matches, two victories in the last 13, eight points from nine games and only six league goals.
Everton, which finished seventh in the Premier League last season, is bottom of its Europa League group with one point from three games.
Koeman jokes he’s in a ‘crisis’ amid Everton’s poor form
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Everton manager Ronald Koeman joked that he is in the midst of a crisis after the team's disappointing start to the season following an outlay of nearly $200 million on players this summer.
Everton is in 16th place in the 20-team English Premier League after eight games and is without a win in two Europa League group matches this season.
Rooney saves Everton and Koeman at Brighton; Saints draw
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Wayne Rooney may have saved his manager's job after a successful last-minute penalty kick secured a point for Everton in a 1-1 draw at Brighton in the English Premier League on Sunday.
Ronald Koeman's future as Toffees boss looked in doubt when Anthony Knockaert gave Brighton the lead eight minutes from time, but Rooney kept his cool to level from the spot.
While the draw only lifts Everton to 16th, it might be enough to persuade the club to give Koeman more time.
Late Rooney penalty salvages point for Everton at Brighton
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Wayne Rooney's last-minute penalty salvaged a 1-1 draw for Everton against Brighton on Sunday.
Anthony Knockaert looked to have secured a third consecutive home Premier League victory for Brighton when the winger struck ten minutes from time, but a moment of madness from Seagulls captain Bruno gave Rooney the opportunity to level from the spot.
With 24-pass move, Burnley produces goal to win at Everton
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Jeff Hendrick completed a 24-pass move to give Burnley a 1-0 victory at Everton on Sunday and extend the team's best start to a Premier League season.
Hendrick easily side-stepped Morgan Schneiderlin in the penalty area to slide home a low shot in the 21st minute after Scott Arfield and Stephen Ward combined down the left toward the end of the flowing advance.
Niasse is Everton’s unlikely matchwinner against Bournemouth
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Oumar Niasse came off the bench to be Everton's unlikely match-winner on Saturday, scoring twice to beat Bournemouth 2-1 and end his team's run of four straight losses in the English Premier League.
The Senegal striker scored in the 77th and 82nd minutes at Goodison Park after coming on as a second-half substitute for Wayne Rooney, who needed treatment in the first half after an elbow in the face left him with blood pouring from a cut.
Lukaku compounds Everton’s misery in Man United’s 4-0 rout
When Romelu Lukaku slotted the ball into the Everton net, the Manchester United striker had no intention of holding back on the celebrations.
Far from it. Especially after being jeered during Sunday's Premier League game by the Everton fans who revered him before an offseason transfer across northern England. The Belgian, who cost 75 million pounds (then $97 million), cupped his right ear to those supporters.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Wayne Rooney's sentimental return to Everton after 13 years away fits the image of a club often criticized for living in the past amid the fast-evolving world of English soccer.
The past 18 months have shown, however, that something exciting is brewing in the blue half of Merseyside: A newfound ambition and a determination to make up for lost time after falling behind the Premier League's elite.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Everton signed Burnley defender Michael Keane on Monday for a fee that could rise to a club-record equaling 30 million pounds ($38.8 million).
The 24-year-old Keane was contracted for five years to June 2022.
Keane made 35 appearances for Burnley in the English Premier League last season, and the center back was summoned by England. He made his debut in March against Germany, and received a second cap a few days later in a World Cup qualifier against Lithuania.
Everton signs Pickford and Klaassen $70 million
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Everton spent nearly $70 million to buy Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and Ajax captain Davy Klaassen on Thursday, showing its financial clout as the club looks to narrow the gap to the big six in the Premier League.