A dismal performance against Arsenal was the final nail in the coffin for the Dutch manager Ronald Koeman as he is given marching orders from his job at Everton.
The Merseyside club faced a humiliating defeat at their home ground Goodison Park at the weekend. The Blues crumbled despite their early lead through Wayne Rooney as a stellar performance from Mesut Ozil helped Arsenal cruise with a victory.
Everton confirmed the departure of their manager in their official twitter account as they offered gratitude for his 16 months of service as their manager.
The news doesn’t come as a surprise as Everton stand in a relegation zone despite spending over 100 million pounds in the transfer market.
Earlier, Ronald Koeman tried to sway the intense pressure from the media citing that he has full backing of the board.
The Dutchman had said, ahead of their clash against Lyon:
“They came to see our new building and of course they had a good lunch and yes, they spoke about football. There was not really a message but the feeling is that they are behind the manager and that is a nice thing, but everybody knows that in football it is all about results.
For now I have full support from the board but we all know our results need to improve. We need a win to put us back into contention in the European group but we also need a win to boost our confidence.”
However, the consistent poor performances and the humiliation against Arsenal makes another Dutch manager bite the dust this season.