EVERTON today dismissed Ronald Koeman after their latest defeat left the Merseysiders in the Premier League relegation zone.
Following on from Everton’s 5-2 home defeat by Arsenal yesterday the Everton board took action this morning, before releasing a statement where they “would like to express their gratitude to Ronald for the service he has given to the club over the past 16 months”.
The Dutchman’s side have clearly under performed in both the Premier League where they are 18th and have won just two of their nine league games this season, and also in the Europa League where they are heading for an embarrassing exit.
Yet the former manager at Southampton, who spent £140million in the summer, was still confident in turning the season round for the Toffees after the punishing defeat from Arsenal.
“I still believe I can change the whole situation,” he stressed on Sunday.
Foeman is the third Premier League managerial casualty of the season after fellow Dutchman Frank de Boer was sacked after a pointless period in charge of Crystal Palace and last week Leicester sacked Craig Shakespeare.
Media speculation will link Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers to a move back to Merseyside and the Premier League. However the former Liverpool manager is now well settled in Glasgow and last season signed a new three year contract that will keep him at Parkhead as the Scottish Champions pursue an historic ten title wins in a row.
And another name mentioned will unquestionably be the former Everton boss David Moyes, who is available and is currently favourite to replace Gordon Strachan as Scotland manager.
Koeman may not be the only managerial casualty today as one or two others desperately hang on to their jobs after suffering poor results over the weekend.