Everton news: Koeman posts Twitter statement after sacking

By Danny Wright

24th Oct, 2017 | 10:34am

'I am disappointed' - Ronald Koeman posts statement after Everton sacking

By Danny Wright

Ronald Koeman has revealed that he is “disappointed” to have been sacked by Everton in his first Twitter statement since leaving Goodison Park on Monday.

Koeman was axed after a terrible start to the season which saw his side suffer agonising defeats to the likes of Burnley, Atalanta and most recently Arsenal.

The Toffees had spent big in the summer transfer window on improving the squad in an effort to build on their seventh placed finish in the Premier League last season.

However after nine games, the Merseyside club sit in the relegation zone in 18th place with just eight points to their name.

On Tuesday morning, Koeman took to his personal Twitter account to thank the hierarchy at Goodison Park, but has admitted that he was gutted to have been forced out the exit door.

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“I would like to place on record my thanks to the players and staff for all their work and commitment during my 16 months as Everton manager,” he said.

“I would like to thank Bill Kenwright, Farhad Moshiri and the Everton board for the opportunity to have managed a great club, and to the fans as well for their passionate support for the club.

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

Koeman took charge of 58 games as Everton manager, winning 24 of them.

The search now begins for his successor with many names from across English football and Europa being linked to the Goodison Park hotseat.

Under-23 manager David Unsworth will take charge of the next Everton fixture against Chelsea in the League Cup on Wednesday night.

Burnely’s Sean Dyche, Carlo Ancelotti and David Moyes are among some of the names that have been linked to the Toffees job, although it is still early days and there have been no major developments as of yet.

In other Everton news, this 44-year-old who is also in the running to be the next Bayern Munich boss has been contacted by the Toffees.

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