Breaking! Everton sack manager Ronald Koeman over 5-2 defeat by Arsenal

Ronald koeman

Everton FC have sacked manager Ronald Koeman after Sunday’s 5-2 home defeat by Arsenal left them in the Premier League relegation zone.

A statement said the club “would like to express their gratitude to Ronald for the service he has given to the club over the past 16 months”.

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The Toffees are 18th in the Premier League and have won just two of their nine league games this season.

Ronald Koeman
Ronald Koeman

“I still believe I can change the whole situation,” Koeman had said on Sunday.

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Koeman became the third Premier League managerial casualty of the season after Frank de Boer left Crystal Palace and Craig Shakespeare was sacked by Leicester.

The 54-year-old Dutchman, who guided Everton to seventh place in his first season in charge last term, paid the price for a poor start to this season despite having spent £140m in the summer.

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Source: BBC Sport