Everton have sacked Ronald Koeman after Sunday’s 5-2 home defeat to Arsenal left them with just two wins from their first nine Premier League games.
Koeman was backed heavily during the transfer window, as Everton spent a reported £142 million on new players, but he has failed to deliver results this season and leaves the club 18th in the table.
The Merseyside club have flattered to deceive despite showing some early signs of promise, with the Toffees winning just once in the league since earning a promising 1-1 draw at title-hopefuls Manchester City in their second game of the season.
“Everton football club can confirm that Ronald Koeman has left the club,” read a club statement released on Monday.
“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.”