The Dutchman was sacked yesterday following a poor run of form that had yielded just two wins in 13 games, left the Blues in the bottom three of the Premier League and almost eliminated from the Europa League with just one point from three group matches.
In a statement, Koeman thanked the board, players and fans:
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.
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.
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1 Posted 24/10/2017 at 16:39:29
2 Posted 24/10/2017 at 16:55:09
What irks is that every single piece of comms that falls out of this club has to name check that egotist Kenwright!
3 Posted 24/10/2017 at 16:56:30
4 Posted 24/10/2017 at 16:57:27
5 Posted 24/10/2017 at 17:43:56
I recall Martinez was more bitter and it didn't affect his payoff.
Wait for the book I guess
6 Posted 24/10/2017 at 18:33:23
7 Posted 24/10/2017 at 18:39:57
8 Posted 24/10/2017 at 18:52:07
10 Posted 24/10/2017 at 19:43:05
11 Posted 24/10/2017 at 19:55:10
12 Posted 24/10/2017 at 19:57:35
That photo has changed my interest now, they don't give a rats arse about Everton or its fans. And I don't give a rat's arse about them.
13 Posted 24/10/2017 at 21:14:01
14 Posted 24/10/2017 at 21:36:27
15 Posted 24/10/2017 at 21:45:30
16 Posted 24/10/2017 at 21:50:20
The writer didn't 'quite' nail how Evertonians feel/felt and look/ed at things.
Most of us are a bit more savvy than the writer gives us credit for.
17 Posted 24/10/2017 at 21:56:40
18 Posted 24/10/2017 at 22:11:04
£143m spent on players (source: https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/everton-fc/transfers/verein/29/plus/0?saison_id=2017&pos=&detailpos=&w_s=),
no recognised striker,
no cover in important positions,
the alienation of Key players (one of which could see the club lose out on £40million in transfer fees)...
... so thanks for the thanks, Ron, but don't let the door hit you on the way out and all that.
Whoever takes over has a hell of a squad to try and overturn - the damage done over the summer is probably going to take at least three transfer windows to undo, and goodness knows what system we try and employ in the mean-time. Anyone heard of the 1-9-0?
19 Posted 24/10/2017 at 22:18:02
20 Posted 24/10/2017 at 22:26:34
21 Posted 24/10/2017 at 22:30:44
22 Posted 24/10/2017 at 22:38:41
25 Posted 25/10/2017 at 03:31:34
In truth, Koeman's 'disappointment', if he truly wanted to go out as per that 'saying it like it is' persona he liked to project of himself, should have been clearly expressed as disappointment in his own failings!!..
You weren't made a scapegoat, Ronald, you just ultimately weren't up to the job, and regularly getting in your 'Everton, a 3-year project' soundbites just highlighted how you were always playing for time!!!
26 Posted 25/10/2017 at 03:35:52
Thank heavens it's not our money.
27 Posted 25/10/2017 at 12:33:20
Niasse alludes Koeman may have been constructively trying to force Niasse to breach his contract and give him an excuse to get rid of him. Niasse says of Koeman, that he physically moved his things from the main Everton team to the Everton Under-21s; would not allow him to eat with the Everton first team. This is constructive dismissal.
28 Posted 25/10/2017 at 12:51:05
29 Posted 25/10/2017 at 13:20:55
30 Posted 25/10/2017 at 13:39:47
31 Posted 25/10/2017 at 18:25:30
32 Posted 25/10/2017 at 19:16:04
33 Posted 25/10/2017 at 19:21:58
35 Posted 25/10/2017 at 23:07:15
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