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Everton’s manager Ronald Koeman become first high profile sacking of Premier League 2017/18 season

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Everton spent £140 million in transfer market and still sits in relegation zone

Club owners have been cruel to football managers in this competitive world and Everton football club manager Ronald Koeman become its latest victim. The 54-year-old Dutchman has been sacked by Everton after only 9 Premier League games in charge of this new season and become the first high profile sacking of 2017/18 Premier League season.

Koeman’s sacking followed by 5-2 brutal defeat against Arsenal at home on Sunday, 22nd Oct. It left Toffees in relegation zone at 18th place with only 8 points. There were already rumors in England that David Moyes is going to replace Koeman and defeat against Arsenal ratified his formal sacking.

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Everton’s club statement reads, “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.”

Steve Walsh, Everton’s director of football spent £140 million in summer 2017 transfer market to strengthen the team after Romelu Lukaku’s departure to Manchester United for £90 million. But, still club failed to sign a renowned striker which is hurting the club and Koeman suffered the blame for that.

He brought in Wayne Rooney, Jordon Pickford, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Davi Klassen, Michael keane, Cuco Martina, Nikola Vlasic and Sandro Ramirez this season. Most of them have failed to adapt to Everton’s way of playing football and only former club player Rooney and goalkeeprer Pickford has been able to make a mark in this new team.

Koeman managed Everton in 58 matches. He won 24, draws 14, and lost 20 with a win percentage of 41.38%. His records were better at his previous club Southampton, where he manages 48.35% of victories in 91 matches.

Club managers sacking has been become a scapegoat for poor results. And, honestly it’s manager responsibility if a club is not performing well and he is first to suffer criticism. It’s not unlikely but it’s too early to sack a manager with only 11 games in-charge of this new season in all competition, but that’s how the football is. Last season Claudio Ranieri was sacked by Leicester City after leading them to Premier League trophy a season before. So, you never know as a football manager, your job is never safe at a club.

There is no official announcement of Ronald Koeman’s replacement at Everton’s helm, but U-23 coach David Unsworth is expected to take charge on Wednesday for the Carabao Cup tie against Chelsea.

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