Everton have sacked embattled manager Ronald Koeman after Sunday’s 5-2 home defeat by Arsenal that left them in the Premier League relegation zone.
A statement said the club “would like to express their gratitude to Ronald Koeman for the service he has given to the club over the past 16 months”.
The Toffees are 18th in the Premier League and have won just two of their nine league games this season.
“I still believe I can change the whole situation,” Koeman had said on Sunday.
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 released a statement on Monday announcing that the Dutchman had left his position.