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Ronald Koeman 'disappointed' at being sacked as Everton manager

24 October 2017

"I'll repeat myself from last time I sat here 18 months ago (he took charge of their final league game of the 2015/16 campaign after Roberto Martinez was fired), who wouldn't want this job?"

In a statement on social media, Koeman said: "I would like to place on record my thanks to the players and staff for all of their work and commitment during my 16 months as Everton manager".

"It's a wonderful football club with awesome fans and it's a top job for any manager, myself included", he said.

"It's really interesting to see what [club owners] Farhad Moshiri and Bill Kenwright are thinking right now".

For Everton, attention must turn to finding a replacement for the Dutchman.

You have to go back to March 2016 at Goodison Park for Everton's last victory over Chelsea, but perhaps even more daunting for the Toffees is that they haven't won at the home of the champions since February 2011 in the FA Cup.

After the trip to Chelsea, Everton have Premier League visits to Leicester, live on Sky Sports, and Watford, with a Europa League trip to Lyon sandwiched in between, before the worldwide break.

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Unsworth, however, knows he will be judged on results and will hope his first win comes in the capital on Wednesday night.

He added: "I think the club needs a winning manager".

'I have got a good idea of how I want the team to play.

This came following the club's drop into the bottom three, and Unsworth has immediately announced his desire to secure the role full-time.

Dyche says he is "flattered" by the link to the Everton job while Manchester United great Ryan Giggs threw his hat into the ring on Monday in an interview with Sky Sports.

And he has started his newest stint as caretaker manager by ordering his troops to make the trip to Stamford Bridge by train.

Ronald Koeman 'disappointed' at being sacked as Everton manager