Everton supporters were drowning their sorrows in the Transfer Tavern on Sunday after seeing the Toffees lose 5-2 at home to Arsenal at Goodison Park, a result which instigated their demise into the Premier League’s bottom three.
The Merseyside club went into their clash with the Gunners having won just two of their opening eight league games, yet took an early lead when Wayne Rooney fired past Petr Cech from 20 yards after just 12 minutes. However, their delight was short-lived as unanswered goals from Nacho Monreal, Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette, and Aaron Ramsey gave the visitors a 4-1 lead, and although Oumar Niasse did net a late consolation for the Toffees, Alexis Sanchez had the final say by scoring a fine fifth in the final minute.
And that defeat to Arsene Wenger’s side has signalled the end for manager Ronald Koeman, who today has been sacked by the club following their woeful start to the season.
— Everton (@Everton) October 23, 2017
The Dutchman replaced Roberto Martinez back in the summer of 2016 and led the club to a seventh place finish in the Premier League last season, a finish which also resulted in their return to the Europa League.
However, a poor start in both domestic and European competition has forced the Everton hierarchy into a change, with Koeman relieved of his duties after just 58 games in charge, of which he won 24.
And several Evertonians have taken to Twitter to express their views on the sacking, and it’s fair to say that they have little sympathy for the 54-year-old…
— King (@MiraIIas) October 23, 2017
best news all week
— Emily (@emilybrackenn) October 23, 2017
Please not moyes
— Inger (@DerRoss) October 23, 2017
— But ok. (@KlassyKlaassen) October 23, 2017
Eddie howe in
— Paul Shanahan (@shaners10) October 23, 2017
He’s good enough for Southampton but not for us. Thanks for man city last year but good bye to bad management.
— Scott (@scobro78) October 23, 2017
Pity it didn’t work out as it started off so well. Thank you @RonaldKoeman, best wishes.
— Everton Fans Dubai (@Everton_Dubai) October 23, 2017
Positive action now replace him with someone who can move us onwards not sidewards !
— Brian (@brianwootts) October 23, 2017
Shows how rubbish we are we have thanked him for 7th 🙂
— Simon Hewitt (@ukfutsal) October 23, 2017
Sad but necessary
— Dan R (@DanR704) October 23, 2017