Everton sack manager Koeman

- Reuters, LONDON

Oct 24, 2017-

Everton have sacked manager Ronald Koeman after they dropped into the relegation zone following Sunday’s 5-2 home defeat by Arsenal, the Premier League club said on Monday.

Dutchman Koeman took over 16 months ago and spent a significant amount of money overhauling the squad in the last transfer window, but Everton have won two out of nine league games in their worst start to a season since 2005-06. “Everton Football Club can confirm that Ronald Koeman has left the club,” Everton said in a statement on Twitter. 

Koeman arrived from Southampton in 2016 amid huge expectations and was granted the resources to revamp the squad in the last transfer window with a net spend of £54 million. 

But Everton have won two games in 13 in all competitions and produced another lacklustre performance against Arsenal.

 Beyond the poor results, Everton’s supporters have been discouraged by a series of muddled displays with formations and players frequently switched as Koeman, an increasingly distant figure, struggled for cohesion.

Koeman became the second manager to be sacked by Everton in 16 months following the departure of Roberto Martinez.

Published: 24-10-2017 09:25

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