Everton and Southampton fans react on Twitter to Ronald Koeman speculation

Ronald Koeman

The Dutchman has been linked with swapping the Saints for the Toffees.

According to the Daily Star, Everton are considering Southampton boss Ronald Koeman as a replacement for Roberto Martinez.

Martinez has struggled all season at Goodison Park, following a similarly disappointing campaign last term. Everton's poor Premier League form had been excused to a degree thanks to their long FA Cup run.

Saturday's semi-final defeat to Manchester United, however, has put paid to any hopes of silverware. Another season without a trophy and Everton sitting in 11th place doesn't exactly fill the Toffees with confidence.

That's why speculation is growing about Martinez's future, with the Merseyside outfit reportedly having drawn up a shortlist to replace him.

On that shortlist sits Southampton head coach Koeman. But how do Everton and Southampton fans feel about the prospects of the Dutchman switching clubs?

Those at Goodison Park are excited by the idea of Koeman replacing Martinez. But those at St Mary's don't think he'd take the 'step down'...

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