Everton ready legal action over paying 90% of Koeman’s Holland wage

Investigation

Everton are ready for another legal battle with a former boss after it was revealed this week the club are paying 90% of Ronald Koeman’s Holland salary.

The former Southampton boss was sacked back in 2017 after the Toffees made an extremely poor start to the season.

The side were embroiled in a relegation battle and it did not look like it was going to get better any time soon.

That lead to the difficult decision to sack the manager, one which Farhad Moshiri made as the club looked to solidify their Premier League status again.

Though, what they didn’t expect to be doing was paying 90% of his salary after becoming the Netherlands boss.

Ronald Koeman

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Legal action

According to reports, as part of the bosses contract agreement, if he was earning less than 10% of what he was at Goodison, the club would make up the numbers.

Though, the Liverpool Echo reports that the club were furious when they found out about Koeman’s earning.

Now, there is some thought that Koeman’s wage is so low in Holland because it was known that Everton would make up the rest of his salary.

For now that is only insinuated, but Everton are supposedly seeking legal action against their former boss which would suggest there are not happy with it.

This isn’t the first time they have been in a legal battle with a former manager either.

Roberto Martinez took Everton to court over his Toffees dismissal and won, earning him a £10million payoff.

Sam Allardyce out: Everton identify next boss ahead of summer overhaul

Talking about former Everton managers, there is set to be another one soon.

That is because it looks almost certain that Sam Allardyce is on his way out of the club.

Not only that, the club have supposedly found their replacement already.

Click here to find out who that is. 

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