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Everton dreaming again after fast start under Koeman

With his "headteacher" aura and astute offseason recruitment, Ronald Koeman is making an immediate impact at Everton and getting the best out of the club's strongest squad in a generation.

It might be time for the blue half of Merseyside to start dreaming again, three decades after its trophy-laden heyday.

Koeman, a highly respected ex-Netherlands and Barcelona defender, was lured from Southampton in June and has guided Everton to its best five-game start to a league campaign in 38 years. With a draw and four consecutive wins, Everton is in second place, behind Manchester City, in the English Premier League standings going into a game at 17th-place Bournemouth on...

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