Ronald Koeman, the Dutch manager of Everton football club of England, whose team was thrashed 5 – 2 by Arsenal on Sunday has been sacked. The Dutchman was informed on Monday by Chairman, Bill Kenwright and majority shareholder, Farhad Moshiri that his services were no longer required after they watched Everton capitulate against Arsenal on Sunday. Koeman leaves after 16 months in charge and daily mail reports that the decision will be greeted with delight by Evertonians, who never warmed to him. He faced mounting criticism after results continued to tail off after he oversaw a £150million spend during the summer with director of football Steve Walsh.
Most likely, David Unsworth, the Under 23 manager, will take charge for Wednesday’s trip to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup and Sunday’s crucial Premier League clash at Leicester. Recall that Unsworth, who is a club stalwart, oversaw the final game of the 2015-16 season when Roberto Martinez was also sacked sacked. Everton will take their time before making a permanent appointment and there will be a number of candidates to consider, headed by Burnley manager Sean Dyche and Watford’s impressive boss Marco Silva. Presently, Everton sits at the 18 spot on the log. They are also not doing well in the Europa League.
A statement the club released today Monday October 23, 2017 read: ‘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.’