Aaron Lennon has revealed that Everton players are no longer permitted to make use of their mobile phones during meal times.
The protocol has been implemented by the new Everton manager Ronald Koeman, and said to be just one of a countable number of changes the new coach has made since his arrival at the club in the summer.
The Dutchman has ensured players lose weight, adopt faster time-saving and work harder in training sessions as well as restricting the usage of their mobile phones during meal.
“Ronald Koeman is really good,” The 29-year old Lennon told Match Magazine, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
“He has banned using phones at meal times, so we are speaking and talking, which is a shock for some of the lads. But it is good. It’s encouraging the lads to get on even more than they do, which can only be good,” he added.
All the changes at Everton appeared to have worked well as the Toffees have enjoyed a strong start to life in the Premier League this session.
Koeman’s men currently sit fifth in the Premier League after gathering 14 points from their seven played games. However, Everton have recorded no win in their last three clashes in all competitions. They lost at home to Norwich in the League Cup while their visit to Bournemouth ended in another 1-0 defeat while Crystal Palace were successful in snatching 2 points from them in their last match 1-1 draw
The Everton manager became the man in charge at Merseyside this summer as wholesale changes were made to the side following Roberto Martinez’s exit. Few of the wholesale changes include Farhad Moshiri who has been made the new majority shareholder at the club and also Steve Walsh became the new Director of Football.