Everton Football Club have this afternoon sacked their Dutch Manager, Ronald Koeman
The sack does not come as much of a surprise following the club’s poor start to the season
Koeman’s fate it would seem was sealed after yesterday’s 5-2 loss to Arsenal at Goodison Park
The game started brightly for the Everton side with Wayne Rooney scoring against the run of play inside 15minutes
It didn’t however get any better for Everton, as Arsenal rallied to a resounding victory.
A statement said the club “would like to express their gratitude to Ronald for the service he has given to the club over the past 16 months”
The defeat to Arsenal, leaves the Everton side in the relegation zone(18th).
“I still believe I can change the whole situation,” Koeman had said after the match on Sunday.
His sacking is another reminder of how unforgiving the Premier League can be, when results do not come.
He became the third Premier League managerial casualty of the season after Frank de Boer left Crystal Palace and Craig Shakespeare was sacked by Leicester
Koeman was brought in to replace Roberto Martinez 16 months ago and had a good end to last season finishing 7th
This season saw Everton invest heavily in the summer, spending £140m in the transfer market with top 4 in sights
However it was not be as their slow start to the season coupled with dismal Europa League showings have spoiled the mood around the club.
The question though remains, who is to blame?… Ronald Koeman did say that if things go wrong the Manager is always to blame.
One could argue for the Dutch, last season Everton had more attacking flair and purpose in their play.
There was after all a certain Lukaku who is now at Manchester United scoring for fun.
This season however a recognized striker is absent. Rooney wont score 25 goals anymore, and they system and the players did not seem to be working together.
Europa League qualification is a big ask for the Everton side after a loss to Lyon and a draw at Apollon Limassol left them bottom of their group.
Who ever the new Manager would be, the Premier League is likely to be the main focus.
Cheer up Evertonians there is still a lot of footballing to be done. Sad to see Koeman leave though.
Mikel Obi’s 2018 World Cup Jersey Added To FIFA Museum
FIFA has announced that John Mikel Obi’s 2018 World Cup jersey has been added to the FIFA museum following the team’s victory against Iceland.
FIFA announced the information via its official Instagram handle, stating that the Super Eagles achieved a feat Argentina could not attain in the 2018 World Cup.
FIFA wrote “Argentina couldn’t claim three points against hardy newcomers, Iceland, but the @NG_Supereagles did – and they did it in style
The jersey worn by @Mikel_John_Obi at Nigeria’s 2-0 victory at the Volgograd Arena at the 2018 World Cup has been added to the FIFA Museum collection.”
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Argentina couldn't claim three points against hardy newcomers, Iceland, but the @NG_Supereagles did – and they did it in style 🤩🇳🇬 . The jersey worn by @Mikel_John_Obi at Nigeria's 2-0 victory at the Volgograd Arena at the 2018 World Cup has been added to the FIFA Museum collection 🙌⚽ . #SuperEagles #WorldCup #Russia2018 #worldcup2018 #volgograd #Nigeria #Iceland #FootballKit #Football #Soccer #FootballHistory
The Super Eagles of Nigerian Super Eagles defeat Iceland at the Volgograd Arena by 2-0 after Argentina settled for a 1-1 draw against the European country in the Group D opener.
Simone Biles Will Perform Amidst Kidney Stones Diagnosis
American gymnast Simone Biles is set to go on with the sporting competition amidst Kidney stones diagnosis.
Simone Biles says she won’t let kidney stones stop her from competing at the World Gymnastics Championship which begins Saturday 27th October. Simone takes to her Twitter page sharing a photo of herself on the hospital bed on Friday 0ctober 26th with a promise to be strong. The gymnast reveals that she has kidney stones but promises to join her team at the World Gymnastics Championship.
Biles says she is not letting the disease take a toll on her. She writes:
“Nothing like a late night ER visit less than 24 hrs before world championships.
This kidney stone can wait, doing it for my team.”
nothing like a late night ER visit less than 24 hrs before world championships
this kidney stone can wait…. 👊🏾 doing it for my team! ❤️ I’ll be gucci girls ! pic.twitter.com/rKkvuEQrKc
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) October 26, 2018
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Ronaldo pays special visit to Sir Alex Ferguson United Game
Portuguese attacker, Cristiano Ronaldo visited his former coach, Sir Alex Ferguson after his team Juventus outclassed Manchester United at Old-Trafford.
Ronaldo took to Twitter to share a picture of himself and Sir Alex Ferguson, stating that he learnt a lot of things from him.
He captioned the picture “A great coach and above all a wonderful man. Taught me so many things inside and outside the pitch. Great to see you in good shape, Boss!”
A great coach and above all a wonderful man. Taught me so many things inside and outside the pitch. Great to see you in good shape, Boss! pic.twitter.com/Ql4dcuJvCW
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) October 24, 2018
Ronaldo moved to United as a teenager in 2003 and was immediately handed the No.7 shirt vacated by David Beckham who, ironically, had joined Real Madrid.
Ronaldo won many laurels with Manchester United in his six years stay at Old Trafford, winning the first of his five Ballon d’Or awards at Old Trafford, as well as lifting three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, the Champions League and the Club World Cup.