Matt Le Tissier gives his opinion on Ronald Koeman's move from Southampton to Everton

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is expected to move to Everton in the next few days.


Southampton manager Ronald Koeman

Matt Le Tissier has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, which was broadcast on 9th June on TalkSPORT, that Southampton are unlikely to be badly affected by Ronald Koeman’s impending departure to Everton.

Koeman is expected to move on in the coming days, with the Dutchman tipped to become Everton’s new manager.

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

Koeman has done a wonderful job during his two seasons in charge at Southampton, and he guided them to a sixth placed finish last season.

However, Le Tissier insists that he is not concerned by Koeman’s departure, as the set up at Southampton is so good.

“It’s not a major crisis if the manager goes,” Le Tissier said. “The owner and the core of his staff are fantastic. I’m sure the applications will be flooding in.”

Many Southampton fans have accused Koeman of taking a sideways step by moving to Everton.

Koeman initially stated that he was not interested in the job at Goodison Park, but the promise a £100 million transfer budget has convinced him that a switch to Merseyside would be appealing.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman (R) with assitant manager Erwin Koeman before the match

Southampton are now searching for their new manager, as they look to ensure Koeman’s doesn't halt their forward momentum.

Frank De Boer and Eddie Howe are reportedly amongst the favourites to become the Saints’ next manager, but Le Tissier insists that there is still a long way to go before his former side appoint a new boss.

“To be honest, I’m not sure the club are that far down the line [to have a favourite for the job],” he said.

“I’m pretty sure they’re just looking at the candidates available. I wouldn’t suggest anybody is the favourite.”

Valencia soccer club's new coach Ronald Koeman (L) holds a shirt with president Juan Soler during his official presentation in Valencia

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