Everton fires manager Ronald Koeman with team in drop zone

Everton fires manager Ronald Koeman with team in drop zone
FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 file photo, Southampton manager Ronald Koeman looks across the pitch ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between Queens Park Rangers and Southampton at Loftus Road, London, England. Premier League club Everton have fired manager Ronald Koeman, according to reports on Monday Oct. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Everton has fired manager Ronald Koeman with the Premier League club in the relegation zone.

The Dutchman was dismissed two months into his second season in charge following a 5-2 loss to Arsenal the previous day.

Everton has zero wins in its last five matches, and only two victories in the last 13. The team has eight points from nine games and only six league goals. Everton is last in its Europa League group with one point from three games.

Everton says the executives "would all like to express their gratitude to Ronald for the service he has given to the club over the past 16 months and for guiding the club to seventh place in last season's Premier League campaign."

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