Ronald Koeman 'disappointed' at being sacked as Everton manager

Ruben Hill
October 24, 2017

Koeman arrived at Everton's training base on Monday morning but within a matter of hours the club had released a statement announcing his departure.

Meanwhile Everton have confirmed that David Unsworth is taking temporary charge of the first team.

The Dutchman, who was hired by the Toffees just 16 months ago, brought in a handful of players in the summer transfer window, spending in excess of £100m, but the results failed to live up to expectation.

He said: "I would like to place on record my thanks for all of their work and commitment during my 16 months as Everton manager".

With five defeats in the first nine Premier League games and only one point from three Europa League outings, Koeman has lost his job - and he isn't the only one leaving Goodison Park this week.

Farhad Moshiri, the club's major shareholder, is also set to...

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

The 44-year old is highly regarded at Goodison Park and will be in the dugout starting with Wednesday's Carabao Cup match at Chelsea.

The 44-year-old, who had two spells as a player at Goodison from 1992-97 and 1998-2004 making 350 appearances and scoring 40 goals, is likely to remain in place for the Premier League visits to Leicester and Watford - either side of the Europa League trip to Lyon - before the global break.

Clement is now managing fellow Premier League side, Swansea City, who are level on points with the Toffees in the league table.

Giggs has also expressed an interest in the managerial role, while Burnley manager Sean Dyche and former Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti have been linked with the vacancy.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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