Everton have sacked Ronald Koeman after their 5-2 loss at home to Arsenal saw them slip into the relegation zone.
The club made their announcement shortly after 1.30pm on Monday, with Everton chairman Bill Kenwright and CEO Robert Elstone having earlier arrived at the club’s Finch Farm training ground.
U23 coach David Unsworth has been placed in temporary charge of the team who travel to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, before heading to Leicester
Everton spent heavily in the summer on players like Michael Keane, Davy Klaassen, Jordan Pickford, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Wayne Rooney but now lie 18th in the table having made their third worst start to a Premier League campaign.
The loss at Goodison Park on Sunday was Everton’s fifth consecutive match without a victory, with the Toffees having won just two league games this season, while they are also bottom of their Europa League group after two defeats and a draw in their first three matches.
Koeman said before the Arsenal game that Everton’s owners had faith in him to turn his side’s poor form around. However, the club’s hierarchy have clearly had a change of heart and released a statement on Monday announcing that the Dutchman had left his position.