Bournemouth's Asmir Begovic claims Everton want to copy Tottenham, but haven't figured out how

Asmir Begovic of AFC Bournemouth leaves the pitch as he is substituted during the pre-season friendly match between AFC Bournemouth and Valencia CF at Vitality Stadium on July 30, 2017 in...

Everton sacked manager Ronald Koeman on Monday afternoon.

Everton's Dutch manager Ronald Koeman reacts on the touchline shortly after Arsenal scored their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Arsenal at...

Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has told Sky Sports' The Debate that he thinks Everton are trying to become like Tottenham Hotspur, but don't quite know how.

The Toffees parted ways with manager Ronald Koeman on Monday afternoon, with the Dutchman losing his job less than 24 hours since Sunday's 5-2 home defeat to Arsenal.

This isn't how Everton fans expected their season to go. Koeman's first season in charge last term was largely positive, as they showed signs of challenging the top six, and summer transfer activity suggested that more was to come.

Everton's English defender Michael Keane (L) and Everton's English defender Leighton Baines (R) reacts at the end of  the English Premier League football match between Everton and Arsenal...

Whilst Everton lost Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United, they did manage to bring in a host of new faces, with the likes of Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane, Davy Klaassen, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Wayne Rooney to pick of the bunch.

However, Everton have lost five of their nine Premier League games this season, and with their summer signings largely struggling, Koeman has paid with his job.

The top six now looks a million miles away for Everton, and their intentions will become apparent with the nature of their next appointment; a big name may hint towards more spending and more hope of pushing the big teams, whereas a more modest appointment may hint at stabilising in mid-table first before kicking on.

Asmir Begovic of AFC Bournemouth leaves the pitch as he is substituted during the pre-season friendly match between AFC Bournemouth and Valencia CF at Vitality Stadium on July 30, 2017 in...

Now, Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has offered his thoughts, telling Sky Sports' The Debate that he thinks Everton are in 'no man's land', as they are between the top six and the rest of the league, and need to figure out just which way they are going.

Begovic also thinks Everton want to be like Tottenham - a team emerging to storm the top six and establish themselves as a Premier League title contender and Champions League club - but haven't quite figured out how to do it just yet, with Koeman unable to achieve the turnaround Mauricio Pochettino has with Tottenham.

“I think it's a difficult situation for a club like Everton, because you're kind of in no-man's land,” said Begovic. “Are you going to be a top club in the top six, or are you going to be with the rest? With the ambitions of the club and that fanbase, with the owner coming in, he wants to be pushing into the top six, kind of like Tottenham. They're a serious Champions League team, they're a serious club, building a new stadium and they're pushing on. Everton almost want to be there, but I don't think they have it quite figured out how to get there,” he added.

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