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.
— Ronald Koeman (@RonaldKoeman) October 24, 2017
In response, rather than berate Koeman, the fans went for a different approach.
I believed you’d take this club to the next level. You wanted a striker and centre back and wasn’t given one. Good luck in the future.
— Mark (@TheMarkEnd) October 24, 2017
Good luck Ronald, You're a good manager just didn't fit right with us! All the best
— TheApexHound (@TheApexHound) October 24, 2017
Good luck Ron.
— We're Everton FC (@WereEvertonFC) October 24, 2017
Very disappointed it didn't work out, I really wanted it to, but wish you every success in the future too.
— Mark Pendleton (@sunscreemer) October 24, 2017
No worries Ron, no hard feelings it just didn't work out. Hope you do well in the future
— Chris Windsor (@chriswinds88) October 24, 2017
The Man City 4-0 last year one of my very best days as a blue. You will bounce back big fella – thanks and good luck!
— joe navin (@navajoe62) October 24, 2017
I'm sad it's ended the way it has, I thought you were the man to take us where we want to be. Best of luck in the future.
— Rachael Cotgrave (@bluegirl1878) October 24, 2017
Shame it didn't work out all the best whatever you do next 💙
— nilsatisnisioptimum (@jennifer1878) October 24, 2017