Everton have decided to fire Dutch coach Ronald Koeman after Everton’s desperately poor performance against Arsenal yesterday evening.
The Merseyside club spent close to 150 million pounds in the summer, which sky rocketed the expectations of the fans from this season. Everton were expected to challenge the top 6 in the Premier league given the money they spent and the players that they recruited.
But something has gone amiss at Goodison Park, as Ronald Koeman could just not get his side to gel together this season. Yesterday’s defeat against Arsenal sadly encapsulated the issues that are plaguing the club at the moment.
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After taking a surprise lead against Arsenal, Everton simply fell apart as the likes of Ozil and Sanchez tore them to ribbons. The eventual 5-2 defeat was one of the worst in Everton’s recent history, and the performance on the day was one that could get the manager the sack.
The loss saw Everton slip into the relegation zone which is unacceptable for a club of Everton’s stature and history. Something had to change, and unfortunately for Koeman the club decided that he had to go.
This is the statement that was put out by Everton on their website,
“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.”