As we reported earlier this morning, Ronald Koeman has been fired as manager of Everton FC after the Gunners hammered them 5-2 yesterday afternoon at Goodison Park.
That left Everton in 3rd bottom place after collecting only 8 points from their 9 games so far this season.
In their last 3 league games they have picked up just one point at Brighton, and after spending a massive £150M last summer, Ronald has finally paid the price for not getting the results – in a results-oriented business.
He was sacked following yesterday’s rather dismal performance, and with 49.9% part owner Farhad Moshiri sitting alongside long-term Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright at the game, it was half expected he would be fired today.
Ronald Koeman – fired today
Rafa Benitez’ name will come up for the post if only because he still lives in Liverpool, but we’d be surprised if he is interested in the Everton job after managing Liverpool so successfully for six years.
And with things poised at Newcastle for Mike Ashley to finally sell the club, Rafa will not want to leave a club he could be given almost full control to run in the future.
SkyBet has the following candidates listed for the job vacancy.
Sean Dyche – 6/4
Sam Allardyce – 3/1
David Unsworth – 7/1
David Moyes – 9-1
Carlo Ancelotti – 10/1
Rafa is listed in 11th place at 20/1 for the position – at the time of writing.