Brian McBride raised a concern about Ronald Koeman’s potential move from Southampton to Premier League rivals Everton on the ESPN FC show on BT Sport/ESPN (broadcast from 12pm, Wednesday, June 8).
According to The Liverpool Echo, Everton will announce the appointment of Koeman as their manager next week.
“My concern is you have seen how quickly he has moved on from club to club,” said McBride, who played on loan for Everton from Columbus Crew in 2003.
“Everton need stability, they need someone that can be at the club for a long period of time. I like it, but I sure hope he is not just doing this as a stepping stone to try and find even a bigger club.”
Koeman is a good manager, and during his two years at Southampton, he has proved that he can work in a limited budget.
Everton are traditionally a bigger club than Southampton, and the Dutchman could also have some money to spend in the summer transfer window due to the new investment coming in.
The Toffees have lofty ambitions, but it would be hard for Koeman to guide them to a top-six finish in the Championship next season.
McBride’s concern about Koeman is a valid one, but at the same time one should remember that it is all about the next two or three years in football these days.
It is very unlikely that the former Feyenoord boss would remain at Goodison Park for more than three years.
What is important for Everton is that during the time Koeman is in charge of the team, they show some signs of progress.