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Everton sack manager Ronald Koeman after poor start to season

Everton sack Ronald Koeman after a poor start to the season

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Everton have sacked manager Ronald Koeman after poor starts to both Premier League and Europa League this season.

Koeman, 54, became the third Premier League managerial casualty of the season after Frank de Boer left Crystal Palace and Craig Shakespeare was sacked by Leicester.

“Everton Football Club can confirm that Ronald Koeman has left the club,” Everton said in a statement.

“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.”

The Goodison Park side have failed to deliver in the start of this campaign, having won only 2 games out of 8 in Premier League, with losing to Burnley at home and drawing newcomers Brighton being the major sources of disappointment.

Former manager David Moyes, who is currently without a job, has been linked with a surprise return but Under-23 boss David Unsworth is among the favourites to take over.

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