The Sunday Express says it's understood that Koeman would favour a move to the Premier League and, if the official call came, wouldn't turn it down, unlike Sevilla coach Juande Ramos.

If the axe falls on Martin Jol then he can expect a bumper £4million payoff and the offer of immediate work in his native Holland. Ajax are admirers of his managerial abilities and would make a move for Jol if he suddenly became available.