Everton fans change their tune as Koeman tweets statement

For weeks, a large number of Everton fans expressed their fury at Ronald Koeman, urging the club to sack the manager following a string of disappointing results.

They managed to get their wish on Monday afternoon when the Toffees announced the departure of the Dutchman, who was in charge of the club for 16 months.

The ambition shown in the transfer market – the club spent more than £100m – did not translate onto the pitch as the team have won just two of their nine Premier League fixtures.

The Merseyside outfit are also on the brink of dropping out of the Europa League at the group stage as they have recorded one draw and two defeats so far.

Koeman broke his silence on Tuesday by taking to Twitter with a statement, thanking chairman Bill Kenwright and majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri, as well as the fans.

The former Southampton boss admitted that he was disappointed to have lost his job but sent well-wishes to the team.

In response, rather than berate Koeman, the fans went for a different approach.