It seems as if everything has been going downhill for Everton. And now, after their poor run of form, they are left without a manager at the helm, as Ronald Koeman has been sacked by the club officials after 16 months in charge.
The Dutchman took over at Merseyside outfit back in 2016, and fired the Blues to one of their most successful campaigns of recent times, helping them qualify for the Europa League along the way.
However, Koeman was unable to replicate his tactical prowess from back then, and led his side to the bottom three of the Premier League following the 2-5 thrashing against Arsenal at Goodison Park on Sunday.
Though it seems like the Gunners were the trigger to the former Southampton boss’ exit, his previous fixtures also ended in a similar manner. After finding themselves on the losing side for the seventh time in 11 matches across all competitions, the club officials have finally decided to part ways with the former Barcelona defender.
The news was informed to Koeman by major shareholder, Farhad Moshiri, and the chairman, who attended the Merseyside outfit’s match against the Londoners. The Everton Twitter handle also release an official statement regarding the issue not long ago.
It read: “Everton can confirm that Ronald Koeman has left the club. Bill Kenwright, the board of directors and Farhad Moshiri would all like to express their gratitude to Ronald for the service he has given over the past 16 months and for guiding the club to seventh place in last season’s Premier League campaign.”
— Everton (@Everton) October 23, 2017
David Unsworth, the U23 coach, is widely expected to watch over the Evertonians for the time being, starting from their clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Carabao Cup. Meanwhile, the media continues to strongly link the club with former manager David Moyes.
Written by Ashish Sreejith
Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.