Feature - Ronald Koeman's sacking justified?

Started by Bensergi, Oct 25, 2017, 10:25 PM

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Ronald Koeman says he is "disappointed" at being sacked by Everton after 16 months at the club.

Koeman was dismissed on Monday after Sunday's 5-2 home defeat by Arsenal left Everton in the Premier League relegation zone.

In a statement, the Dutchman thanked the club's players and staff for "all of their work and commitment".

"I would like to thank the fans for their passionate support of the club," the 54-year-old said in a statement.

Koeman was sacked with Everton 18th in the table, with eight points from their nine league matches this season.

"Naturally I am disappointed at this moment, but I wish the team good luck in the future," he added.

Everton Under-23 manager David Unsworth will take temporary charge of the club following Koeman's departure.

Here's a look back at Koeman's short reign as Everton manager:

18 - the Toffees occupy the Premier League's final relegation place.

£149million - the total reportedly spent on summer signings including Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane and Davy Klaassen. Around half of that total was funded by the sale of Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United.

8 - their points total after nine games.

5 - Everton are winless in their last five games - defeats to Burnley and Arsenal in the Premier League and Lyon in the Europa League, and draws with Brighton domestically and Apollon Limassol on the continent.

2-5 - the scoreline in his last game in charge, at home to Arsenal on Sunday.

41 - Koeman's winning percentage as Everton boss, with 24 victories from 58 games in charge. His side lost 20 and drew 14.

3 - Koeman is the third managerial departure in the Premier League this season, following Frank de Boer (Crystal Palace) and Craig Shakespeare (Leicester).

9 - clubs managed by Koeman in his career, with Everton his second Premier League job after Southampton.

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