Everton have confirmed head coach Rafa Benitez has left the club following their 2-1 defeat against Norwich on Saturday.
Benitez joined the Toffees during the summer, replacing Carlo Ancelotti, how moved to Real Madrid.
He started the season well, but the team's performances dwindled after the first weeks, partly due to injuries to key players as well as positive Covid-19 cases.
A statement from the club on Sunday read;
"Everton Football Club can confirm the departure of Rafael Benitez as first-team manager.
"Benitez, who joined Everton in June 2021, has left the club with immediate effect.
"An update on a permanent replacement will be made in due course."
Everton have so far lost 10 games, winning a meager five from 19 games.
They are currently 16th on the table with 19 points, having won once in the last five matches.