3 points: Koeman job security, Tottenham star is different, Pivotal Rangers fixture

Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Rangers feature.

Ronald Koeman, Manager of Everton shows appreciation to the fans after Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on May 12, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Tackling three football topics...

Should Ronald Koeman fear for his job?

Everton suffered a woeful defeat in the Europa League on Thursday night and once again never looked like scoring.

They suffered their third loss in a row without a goal scored, a statistic which is unacceptable for a club which invested so much money in the transfer window.

As always when results do not come, the buck will stop with the manager.

Ronald Koeman is 25/1 to be the next manager sacked, but these odds will drop if Everton do not start picking up wins soon.

This weekend they face Romelu Lukaku's Manchester United, and on current form they are heading to Old Trafford  for defeat.

Ronald Koeman might not be fearing for his job just yet, but there will only be so many defeats the Everton board can take before they seriously consider their options. 

Tottenham's Harry Kane is unlikely to chase 'big move'

Harry Kane scored two goals in midweek against Borussia Dortmund - prompting a fresh wave of pundits declaring he may soon leave the club to chase the dream of being regarded as 'world class'.

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

Phil Neville and Rodney Marsh were among those to immediately tip him for an exit.

The Real Madrid dream may appeal to some players, but Harry Kane is different to Gareth Bale and Luka Modric.

Tottenham are giving Kane everything he needs to become a club and national legend, and they are set up for sustainable success. 

Kane is different. He is not motivated by money, and looks determined to do it 'his way', which means ignoring the noise and deciding to stay put, potentially forever.

Rangers cannot afford a loss against Partick Thistle

Partick Thistle v Rangers may seem like a routine fixture, but it is anything but for the Light Blues.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha gestures during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers headed into tonight's game knowing a defeat will seriously disrupt their momentum heading into the first Old Firm game of the season next weekend.

Celtic dominated Rangers last season, setting the tone in September with a 5-1 win.

Rangers are already three points behind Celtic in the Premiership, and that gap could extend to six if they lose this weekend.

That will put even more pressure on the Old Firm game, where Celtic could open up an almost unassailable nine point lead already.

Pedro Caixinha may have one eye on that fixture, but the Partick game is just as key.

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