Everyone deserves a second chance
Everton manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed that he is willing to give out-of-favor striker Oumar Niasse another chance at the Goodison club.
The Senegalese striker was one signing that Roberto Martinez made before being sacked two seasons ago after another 11th place finish.
Koeman ran the rule over the player who cost the club around £13million during his first pre-season in charge and he was certainly not impressed.
Rumours circled that Niasse had not even been given a locker among his return from his holiday, and Koeman immediately placed him in the reserves.
Despite scoring a fair few goals for the youth side, Koeman was unmoved and was still unwilling to give the forward even a sniff of a chance.
Then, the club sanctioned a move to Hull in the January window and the forward scored five goals and did do a good job.
Though, following their relegation Hull were not willing to spend the £9million it would have taken to seal a permanent deal.
Now, Koeman has confirmed that the player will get another chance after they failed to sign a striker on deadline day.
“Sometimes in life, you have to give opportunities,” Koeman explained in his pre-Spurs press conference.
Ronald Koeman confirms Oumar Niasse is back in the first team. #EFC
— Read Everton (@ReadEverton) September 7, 2017
Oumar Niasse's Everton first-team exile is over. "Sometimes in life you have to give opportunities,," says Koeman #EFC
— Richard Buxton (@RichardBuxton_) September 7, 2017
Wayne Rooney feels the wrath of Koeman
It was well documented this week that Wayne Rooney was to meet with Ronald Koeman to discuss his recent drink driving charge.
The Englishman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and Koeman made it clear when he first joined there would be no drinking antics.
That was broken when the former Manchester United was stopped this week and the Dutchman has confirmed he spoke to Rooney.