Ronald Koeman says he is not happy with an interview done by Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, but is not worried about the striker’s future.
Lukaku, who has two years left to run on his contract, revealed his frustrations at wanting to win trophies.
“I’m not happy about that interview because if Everton is not a club with a lot of ambition then I wouldn’t be manager,” said Toffees manager Koeman.
“He has two years on his contract at Everton. Everybody knows there was an agreement and it’s up to the board to get the deal done. I think when we start again after the international break the club will mention a message on how is Romelu.
“If the player shows his commitment to the team, club, fans, even not signing a contract, is no problem for myself.”
Koeman has not ruled out disciplining Lukaku for his interview, conducted at a club-organised community event, but said Everton would make a considered decision on that.
He added: “First thing is you speak with the player, then I will speak with the board and we will see what will happen but then we have the international break so we have time enough with what we need to do.”
Lukaku has spoken regularly about wanting to play in the Champions League and as the Premier League’s joint top scorer with 19 goals this season he will attract the interest of Europe’s top clubs in the summer.