Everton sack Ronald Koeman
On Monday Everton did it.
The day after they lost 5-2 at home to Arsenal, Everton sacked manager Ronald Koeman.
Everton made their announcement saying:
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 (@Everton) October 23, 2017
Is it a smart move?
No one can be surprised that Koeman is gone from Goodison Park.
The defeat to Arsenal saw Everton drop into the bottom three of the Premier League.
That comes after a major summer at the Toffees, where the club spent 170 million pounds on new talent.
But Everton’s summer recruitment seemed wholly unbalanced.
Why did they sign so many creative types – Wayne Rooney, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Davy Klaassen – while failing to replace the giant hole left by Romelu Lukaku’s move to Man United?
And, now that Koeman is gone, Everton still can’t bring in a new striker. Until January, at least.
And who will take over Koeman’s job? From the outside it seems that Everton haven’t got a manager lined up to instantly replace the Dutch coach.
Arsenal & West Ham fans react
Everton fans are generally happy, however that Koeman is gone.
Arsenal and West Ham supporters, meanwhile, have been annoyed by the Koeman update.
Why? Because while Everton have acted rather quickly in ending Koeman’s reign, Arsene Wenger is going nowhere at Arsenal after he signed a two year deal last summer, while Slaven Bilic is still at West Ham.
See how Arsenal and West Ham fans reacted to the Koeman news below.
BREAKING: Ronald Koeman fired by Everton after 17 months of failure.
Arsene Wenger keeps his job.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 23, 2017
Perhaps Slaven Bilic can move to Everton. Again. 👀 https://t.co/CeTFhKTYvg
— Dan Silver (@dansilver_) October 23, 2017
Not going to lie, I’d take Koeman at West Ham https://t.co/rzrLBjcOqg
— J (@JayWHU) October 23, 2017
— Nahidur (@Nahidur) October 23, 2017
— Lada Koda (@Ladakoda) October 23, 2017
Board at Everton went.. Fuck this. Tra Ron… Meanwhile at West ham. Bilic been told he has till the end of the season.
— Paul (@CockneyPirlo23) October 23, 2017
— Dan Tolley (@Dantolley28) October 23, 2017
Frank de Boer
5 top managers out of work
Arsene Wenger still at Arsenal#WengerOut
— NOT Lee Gunner (@LeeGunner1982) October 23, 2017
7th place last season.
Owners: – Well done, Koeman. By the way, we’ll sell your goalgetter.
9 PL-games later: -You’re fired
— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) October 23, 2017