In addition to these struggles, the Blues have also fallen flat in the UEFA Europa competition, losing all three of their games and putting them on the brink of failure to advance to the knockout stages.
Tuesday, Koeman released an official statement regarding the end of his tenure in Goodison Park. He thanked the ownership and wished his former team good luck in the future.
— Ronald Koeman (@RonaldKoeman) October 24, 2017
He becomes the third manager to lose his job already in this short season, along with previously fired personalities Craig Shakespeare at Leicester City, and Frank De Boer at Crystal Palace.
Currently, a few names have begun to swirl around the discussion as to who will become Koeman’s replacement for the remainder of the 2017-2018 season. The frontrunner, however, is David Unsworth, who currently manages Everton’s Under-23 squad. Former Burnley manager Sean Dyche is also in the conversation, along with previous Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel. A decision is expected to be made in the coming days.