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BREAKING: Everton sack manager Ronald Koeman

BREAKING: Everton sack manager Ronald Koeman
October 23
13:48 2017

Everton have sacked Ronald Koeman after their 5-2 loss at home to Arsenal on Super Sunday saw them slip into the relegation zone.

The club spent heavily in the summer on Michael Keane,  Davy Klaassen, Jordan Pickford, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Wayne Rooney, but now lie 18th in the table having made their third-worst start to a Premier League campaign.

The loss at Goodison Park on Sunday was Everton’s fifth consecutive match without a victory, with the Toffees having won just two league games this season, while they are also bottom of their Europa League group after two defeats and a draw in their first three matches.

Koeman said before the Arsenal game that Everton’s owners had faith in him to turn his side’s poor form around. However, the club’s hierarchy released a statement on Monday announcing that the Dutchman had left his position.

David Unsworth is the early 9/4 favourite to replace Koeman – that will be paid out as a winner should Unsworth take interim or caretaker charge for 10 competitive games while David Moyes is 4/1 for a return to Goodison.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has been backed in to 4/1 after a fine start to the season for the Clarets, while former Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti is next at 8/1.

The Toffees sit third bottom in the Premier League after winning just two of their opening nine league games and the Dutchman has paid the price.

A statement from the club read: “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.”

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