Ronald Koeman was sacked by Everton on Monday after the Toffees dismal start to the season continued with a 5-2 loss to Arsenal.

By 90Min
October 24, 2017

Ronald Koeman was sacked by Everton on Monday after the Toffees dismal start to the season continued with a 5-2 humbling at the end hands of Arsenal. This defeat saw the Toffees drop into the relegation zone, having lost five games out of nine already this season.

The former Barcelona legend had been under immense pressure since the beginning of the season after the club spent over £150m in the summer, with the club expected to at least be pushing into the top six with the quality they brought in. However, this season's performance have been well below par, prompting the club to sack Koeman after 18 months in charge.

Therefore, the blue side of Merseyside are in search of a new manager, and according to The Mirror, they have set their sights on former Borussia Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel. 

During his final few weeks with Dortmund, the relationship had become so bad between Tuchel and CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke that a parting of ways was inevitable, despite winning the German Cup.

Dortmund have since appointed former Ajax coach Peter Bosz and Tuchel has been out of work since the summer.

Tuchel is also in the running for the manager’s job at Bayern Munich, which will be vacant in the summer following the recent sacking of Carlo Ancelotti, who was replaced by treble-winning caretaker manager Jupp Heynckes until the end of the season.

Should Everton fail to acquire the services of the 44-year-old German, Burnley boss Sean Dyche has been identified as a possible target, while Watford's Marco Silva has apparently also caught the attention of the Everton owners after the Hornets' impressive start to the season.

The Toffees travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, where David Unsworth - another candidate for the permanent job - will step in to take charge of the first team.

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