Report explains why ex-Everton boss Ronald Koeman doesn't want West Brom job

General view inside the stadium during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City at The Hawthorns on August 27, 2017 in West Bromwich, England.

Ronald Koeman was sacked by Everton last month but West Brom were keen to bring him back to the Premier League.

Ronald Koeman, Manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on October 22, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

It’s only a month since Ronald Koeman was sacked by Everton after a dismal start to the season that left a Toffees side who had spent £140 million in the summer mired in the relegation zone.

But, according to Jim White on talkSPORT, broadcast at 10am, the out-of-work Dutchman had already been lined up for a return to management in the Premier League.

White states that West Brom, who sacked Tony Pulis on Monday after a similarly disastrous run of two wins in 21 games, were planning to make an approach to Koeman – but any move now looks unlikely with the former Southampton boss wanting to take some time out of the game.

Tony Pulis, Manager of West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns on November 18, 2017 in West Bromwich, England.

“If he had shown an interest in going back into football right now, the club would have taken steps to speak with Ronald Koeman,” White said.

“But Koeman displayed no desire to get back into football right now so nothing is organised in terms of a meeting with him.”

Prior to that awful run at Goodison Park, Koeman was viewed as one of the most impressive coaches in English football. He lead Southampton to seventh and sixth in two seasons on the South Coast while playing an aggressive and attacking style that frustrated Saints fans would snatch your hand off for right now.

Everton's Dutch manager Ronald Koeman gestures from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west...

And Koeman’s first season at Everton was largely seen as a success, finishing seventh to seemingly provide a platform for The Toffees to force their way into the established elite in the coming years.

The Dutchman, then, probably would have been a popular and forward-thinking appointment for a West Brom side who have stagnated of late.

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