Leicester City decided to sack Craig Shakespeare on Tuesday following a run of one win in the Foxes’ last eight games in all competitions, and Everton fans are frustrated that their under-fire manager Ronald Koeman has outlasted him.
The east Midlands outfit’s 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion at the King Power Stadium on Monday night wasn’t enough to save the 53-year-old, whose former team lie just two places and two points below the Toffees in the table.
The Merseyside club’s 1-1 draw against Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday means that they have won just two of their 10 matches this season in the Premier League and the group stages of the Europa League, which is seen by many as unacceptable considering the amount that was spent on new players during the summer.
Everton supporters were quick to have their say on Shakespeare’s sacking via social media, and while some said “Leicester City have more balls than Everton”, others praised them for “showing ambition” by getting rid of an underperforming manager.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Leicester City have more balls than Everton. It’s not working for them under Shakespeare, so they change it. So should Everton with Koeman.
— Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) October 17, 2017
Season is already over. Give him until Jan. he has basically signed a new squad. I’m also sure Barkley and Mirallas hate him too
— Jack (@Jack_Gooding) October 18, 2017
You get a new manager in and he has a bad start you sack him it just keeps on going get behind koeman
— Jason Brennan (@JasonBr42272055) October 17, 2017
No other team in the league would have settled for such performances without seeing fit to change things.
— marky (@markfazza1974) October 17, 2017
True but their ruthlessness is a poison chalice – sacking CR still ridiculous. Bottom line is RK will be sacked, it’s just matter of when
— LYKA (@lykadj) October 17, 2017
Leicester sack Shakespeare after 1 win in 8. Everton back Koeman. One of these teams has won the Premier League. #ambition
— James McDonnell (@jmacca1878) October 18, 2017
Hopefully Ronald Clueless Koeman will follow Shakespeare as next sacked manager wasted money on mediocre players 😡#bbcfootball
— Phillip Mulvaney (@pmulvaney1992) October 17, 2017
Leicester showing ambition by binning Shakespeare. I wonder when/if we will with Koeman? 🤔
— UpperGwladysBlue (@UpperGwladysBlu) October 17, 2017
Shakespeare has been sacked Koeman hasn't our board r a disgrace as far as iam concerned @Everton
— soph (@SophGallagher4) October 17, 2017