Report: Southampton manager Ronald Koeman to snub Everton move after changing agents

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman applauds fans at the end of the match

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is reportedly set to sign a new deal with the club.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman applauds fans at the end of the matchSouthampton manager Ronald Koeman applauds fans

According to The Mirror, Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is set to sign a new two-year contract and snub a move to Everton in the process.

Koeman, 53, has established himself as one of the Premier League's top managers since leaving Feyenoord for Southampton in the summer of 2014.

Southampton manager Ronald KoemanSouthampton manager Ronald Koeman

The Dutchman was tasked with a tough challenge as a replacement for Mauricio Pochettino, and despite losing a host of key players like Calum Chambers, Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren, Toby Alderweireld, Luke Shaw, Morgan Schneiderlin, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert, he's been able to build a strong Saints side.

With two top seven finishes in his two seasons, Koeman has more than replaced Pochetino, and somewhat unsurprisingly, Koeman's exploits have triggered interest in his services.

Southampton manager Ronald KoemanSouthampton manager Ronald Koeman

The Mirror report that Everton are keen on Koeman having sacked Roberto Martinez earlier this month, but they look set to be disappointed.

The report claims that Koeman has changed agents, and will now snub interest from Goodison Park in order to sign a new contract at St. Mary's Stadium.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman acknowledges fans at the end of the matchSouthampton manager Ronald Koeman

It's claimed that Koeman will sign a two-year deal, and receive a £500,000-a-year wage increase from the Saints after thrashing out a deal in the last few days - and leaving Everton to look elsewhere for a replacement for Martinez this summer.

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