This afternoon Everton confirmed that Ronald Koeman had left his post. A statement released just after lunchtime read:
“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.”
It brings an end to 16 frustrating months at the club. I’m not sure many would’ve predicted the fall from grace that Koeman has endured, however something hasn’t been right at the club since around March time.
The run since the start of the season has been awful as well as his incapacity to find a balanced side. His philosophy or lack of it was baffling, no one ever knew how we would set up to play and nobody could explain how he wanted us to play.
He was brought in after Martinez as a steady pair of hands to lead us into this exciting new chapter. Unfortunately it was an appointment that promised so much but offered very little.
David Unsworth and John Ebbrell will take charge of the Chelsea game midweek, with the board now pressed with looking for a successor to Koeman.
Come on you Blues!