Everton have confirmed they have parted ways with head coach Ronald Koeman following the team’s woeful start to the season.
Sunday’s 5-2 home defeat to Arsenal proved the last straw for the Toffees, who sit in the relegation zone after the opening nine matches of the Premier League season while they are also bottom of their group in the Europa League.
Everton released a statement on their website which 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.’
Everton have managed just eight points from their opening nine Premier League matches to occupy the drop zone, albeit on goal difference.
However, their Europa League form is equally concerning as the team have managed just one point from their opening three Group E games.