Everton have sacked manager Ronald Koeman following Sunday’s 5-2 home defeat by Arsenal which left them in the bottom 3 of the Premier League.
Having won just two of their nine league games this season, Everton officials felt that yesterday’s defeat was simply too much especially having invested £140million on new signings during the January transfer window.
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A statement issued by Everton on their official website reads: ‘Everton Football Club can confirm that Ronald Koeman has left the Club.
‘Chairman Bill Kenwright, the Board of Directors and Major Shareholder Farhad Moshiri would all like to express their gratitude to Ronald for the service he has given to the Club over the past 16 months and for guiding the Club to seventh place in last season’s Premier League campaign.’
Former Everton striker Tony Cottee who played for The Blues between 1988 and 1994 commented: “I must say I’m not surprised after what you can only call a disastrous start to the season.”
Everton’s Under 23 coach David Unsworth has been tipped to take charge of their League Cup tie at Chelsea on Wednesday.
Koeman is the Premier League’s 3rd managerial casualty of the season after Crystal Palace sacked Frank de Boer and Leicester City sacked Craig Shakespeare.