Willie Kirk has resigned as manager of Everton Women following the WSL team’s disappointing start to the season.
Kirk’s departure comes after the Merseyside outfit were beaten twice in four days by Arsenal and then Manchester City.
Everton have picked up just six points in as many games, and only Leicester City have conceded more goals than them, highlighting the blues defensive woes.
“Unfortunately, this season has not started the way we anticipated, due to a very tough opening fixture list and the re-building of a squad with eight new players,” said Kirk in a statement on Evertonfc.com
The 43-year-old renewed terms with the Toffees 10 months ago, having initially spearheaded huge improvements throughout the squad.
The Scottish coach left the assistant manager role at Manchester United, to take charge of Everton in 2018.
Kirk steered a side battling relegation to an incredible top-half finish at the end of his first season at the helm.
“I am thankful to the Club for the opportunity that they gave me three years ago.
“During that time, we have made tremendous progress both on and off the pitch and I leave the Club in a better place.
“Without a doubt, the highlight was the FA Cup final less than a year ago, a memory that will stay with me forever” he added in his farewell statement.
“I have no doubt the talented squad that I leave behind can go on to have a very bright future”.