Ronald Koeman sacked by Everton


Everton have parted company with Dutch manager Ronald Koeman after a disappointing start to the campaign.

The Toffees are languished in the relegation places after picking up just two wins from their first nine Premier League matches.

European football hasn’t fared much better for them either, with Everton sitting in last spot in Group E of the UEFA Europa League after losing two of their first three group stage matches.

Everton spent over £120 million on new players in the summer window, with most of the funds coming from Romelu Lukaku’s move to Manchester United. However, Everton have failed to make up for the Belgian’s scoring prowess, scoring seven times in nine fixtures, and have the third-worst defensive record in the league, conceding 18 goals.

“Everton Football Club can confirm that Ronald Koeman has left the club,” read the first line of the statement from Everton’s official website on Monday.

“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.”

Ronald Koeman is the third Premier League manager to lose his job in the 2017/18 campaign, following Frank de Boer and Craig Shakespeare.


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