Alan Stubbs says Ronald Koeman is the perfect manager for Everton

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman

The Southampton manager is reportedly close to taking charge at Everton.

Southampton manager Ronald KoemanSouthampton manager Ronald Koeman

Speaking to talkSPORT, former Everton defender Alan Stubbs says that Southampton manager would be the perfect candidate for Everton.

The Blues are currently looking for their next manager after sacking Roberto Martinez at the end of last season.

Everton manager Roberto MartinezEverton manager Roberto Martinez

A number of names have been linked with the position, and Southampton manager Ronald Koeman appears to be the leading candidate.

Indeed, according to the Mirror, Everton chairman Bill Kenwright is confident of securing the Dutch boss by the end of this weekend.

The Toffees faithful have warmly welcomed the news, and Stubbs is among those praising the potential move, saying he would be the perfect candidate for his former side.

“I think he is the perfect candidate,” he told talkSPORT.

“He is an exciting manager, he has done fantastic in the Premier League and his profile and demeanor is one that would really connect with the Everton fans."

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman acknowledges fans at the end of the matchSouthampton manager Ronald Koeman acknowledges fans at the end of the match

If Koeman is confirmed as the new Everton manager, it looks set to be a busy summer for them.

It has been stated that the Blues need something of a rebuild in the transfer window and reports have claimed that the Dutchman will be offered as much as £100imllion to spend.

That would be a serious transfer fund for the Toffees, who it appears could be major players in the transfer market this year.

Everton investor Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright in the standsEverton investor Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright in the stands

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