How Ronald Koeman compares to Roberto Martinez over the last two years

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The Southampton boss has been touted as a potential replacement for the Everton manager.

With Liverpool enjoying another European night on Thursday, the mood is very much a happy one at Anfield.

Across Stanley Park though, it is anything but, with winds of discontent swirling around Goodison Park.

That comes after another disappointing season, in which Everton sit 11th in the Premier League table and have failed in both domestic cup semi finals.

The pressure is firmly on manager Roberto Martinez as a result, with many Everton fans now calling for him to be replaced.

There have been several names listed, and Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is among those.

But would the Dutchman represent an improvement on Martinez? The stats over the last two years make for interesting reading.

  WonDrawnLostPointsGoalsTotal Scoring Attempts per GameGoals Conceded per GamePossession Percentage per GameAppearances
Southampton 49 26 37 173 161 13.68 1.05 53.39 112
Everton 43 34 34 163 164 13.46 1.24 53.52 111

In that time his side have managed more wins, 49 to 43, and fewer draws, culminating in them also picking up more points in that period, 173 to 163.

They have also been a slightly better attacking team, as they come out with a narrow victory in regards to total scoring attempts per game.

Defensively they have also proved better than Martinez’s side, whose goals conceded per game tally is higher than the Saints’.

Surprisingly though, Southampton have managed to lose three more games than Everton and score three fewer goals, 161 to 164.

Possession wise they are also lower, although it is minimal enough to be negligible.

A win for Koeman though, whose side comes out on top in five of the six areas looked at, suggesting the Dutchman would be a viable replacement for Roberto Martinez.

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