Ronald Koeman was dismissed as Everton chapter on this day in 2017.

Toffees were third from bottom in the Major league winning just two of their opening nine league games and Dutch the manager paid the price.

Koeman guided the club to seventh place the previous season in his only full campaign at Goodison Park, but a 5-2 defeat at Arsenal was his last game in charge.

At the time of the decision, Everton had conceded 18 goals in nine games and only Crystal Palace had a worse goal difference with just eight points.

“I would like to thank the players and staff for all their work and commitment during my 16 months as Everton manager,” Koeman wrote on Twitter at the time.

“I would like to thank (chairman) Bill Kenwright, (major shareholder) Farhad Moshira and the Everton board for the opportunity to lead a great club, and the fans for their passionate support of the club.

“Naturally, I’m disappointed at this moment, but I wish the team every success in the future.”

Boss up to 23 years old David Unsworth was appointed on an interim basis before Sam Allardyce took over until the end of the season and Marco Silva took over for the 2018-19 campaign.