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Trending: Ronald Koeman and Everton part company after poor start

While Everton sit in the relegation zone, Gab Marcotti explains why Ronald Koeman may still have time to save his job.
Don Hutchison wades through the negatives from another porous performance from Everton and what lies ahead for Ronald Koeman.
Don Hutchison wades through the negatives from another porous performance from Everton and what lies ahead for Ronald Koeman.

Monday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending ...

EVERTON: Ronald Koeman has left the club following the 5-2 defeat against Arsenal on Sunday which left the club in the bottom three of the Premier League.

LIVERPOOL: Jurgen Klopp said he did not want to say "anything positive" about his Liverpool side after they were thrashed 4-1 at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

- Philippe Coutinho has told ESPN Brasil that the four goals his side conceded to Tottenham at...

Bad signings, no style and no hope: Why Koeman had to leave Everton

Stewart Robson says Everton were right to part with Ronald Koeman after the team showed no signs of improvement.
After an excellent start by Everton that was capped off by a Wayne Rooney goal, Ronald Koeman's side completely capitulated in the second half to lose their fifth league game of the season.
While Everton sit in the relegation zone, Gab Marcotti explains why Ronald Koeman may still have time to save his job.
After an excellent start by Everton that was capped off by a Wayne Rooney goal, Ronald Koeman's side completely capitulated in the second half to lose their fifth league game of the season.

Ronald Koeman finally ran out of goodwill on Monday as Everton called time after a once-promising tenure nosedived and ended with his team limping from one crisis to the next, culminating in a 5-2 dismantling against Arsenal on Sunday.

Here is a look at five of the reasons leading to his departure.

1. Struggling summer signings

While director of football Steve Walsh has to share a portion of the blame for a lopsided summer spending spree, a significant reason for the current malaise is the transfer...

Ronald Koeman's demise at Everton down to a squad that just didn't click

Stewart Robson says Everton were right to part with Ronald Koeman after the team showed no signs of improvement.
After an excellent start by Everton that was capped off by a Wayne Rooney goal, Ronald Koeman's side completely capitulated in the second half to lose their fifth league game of the season.
Ronald Koeman answered several questions after his future with Everton after his side dropped into the relegation zone following their defeat to Arsenal.

Ronald Koeman knew that the end was coming. He's no fool. He has been in football long enough to know how these things work. Asked to highlight any positives from Everton's humiliating 5-2 defeat at home to Arsenal, he shook his head dismissively. "Don't talk about positives," he said. "Because the final result is 5-2. Defeat at home." He paused and stared hard at the gathered press pack. "Write what you like to write tomorrow," he sighed.

He knew it was over. The press knew it. The Arsenal...

Jordan Pickford the lone shining light as Arsenal maul dismal Everton

After an excellent start by Everton that was capped off by a Wayne Rooney goal, Ronald Koeman's side completely capitulated in the second half to lose their fifth league game of the season.
After an excellent start by Everton that was capped off by a Wayne Rooney goal, Ronald Koeman's side completely capitulated in the second half to lose their fifth league game of the season.
While Everton sit in the relegation zone, Gab Marcotti explains why Ronald Koeman may still have time to save his job.
Don Hutchison wades through the negatives from another porous performance from Everton and what lies ahead for Ronald Koeman.
Ronald Koeman answered several questions after his future with Everton after his side dropped into the relegation zone following their defeat to Arsenal.

Everton continue to plumb new depths in a season of near-constant wretchedness. Despite an extensive catalogue of misery to choose from in recent months, the 5-2 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday stands as the most dispiriting of the lot.

The adventures of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford provide a snapshot of the issues placing Everton in complete disarray. On a day when the visitors scored five and could have had 10, Pickford was the best Everton player by a distance. That Pickford also had the most touches...

Premier League: Huddersfield stun Man United, time up for Koeman?

This week's look at the Premier League applauds Huddersfield, boo-hoo's Dejan Lovren and laughs at the misfortune of West Brom's defense.
Craig Burley breaks down Man United's defensive errors which proved costly against Huddersfield.
Jose Mourinho says he was left 'disappointed' by the attitude of his Manchester United team in their loss to Huddersfield.

North London 9-3 Merseyside. What with all the talk of the Wembley Curse and Arsenal's unparalleled ability to go arsenal-ing everything up all the time, it's fair to say that this weekend could have gone rather better for Liverpool and Everton. It could have gone better for Jose Mourinho too, after a Manchester United performance so poor that even he couldn't excuse it. That leaves Pep Guardiola as the weekend's big winner, opening up a five-point gap at the top of the table.

If we've learned...

Arsenal tear through Everton for first Premier League away win of the season

After an excellent start by Everton that was capped off by a Wayne Rooney goal, Ronald Koeman's side completely capitulated in the second half to lose their fifth league game of the season.

LIVERPOOL, England -- Three quick thoughts from Goodison Park as Arsenal rout Everton 5-2 on Sunday.

1. Arsenal impress on the road at last

Arsenal are back on track, and for the second time in four days, they proved their resilience in testing conditions. Having fallen behind to an early Wayne Rooney goal at Goodison Park, they settled down, regrouped and came back to secure a deserved win, their first on the road in the league this season.

With their 1-0 win in Belgrade putting them in...