John Heitinga reacts to Everton appointing Koeman as new manager

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman

The Southampton boss was confirmed as the new Everton manager on Tuesday.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman

Former Everton defender John Heitinga has reacted on Twitter to Everton appointing Ronald Koeman as their new manager.

The Dutchman was finally confirmed as the new Everton manager on Tuesday as the Blues completed his move from Southampton.

It brings about an end to what has been a protracted move from the South Coast after it emerged that Koeman was the favourite for the job earlier this month.

He replaces Roberto Martinez at Goodison Park, with the Spaniard having been sacked  before the end of this past season after a disappointing campaign from them.

Koeman’s appointment has been met with praise by the Everton faithful, and former defender Heitinga has also hailed it as a smart move on Twitter.

Attention now turns to the work that Koeman will do in his first summer transfer window at the club.

He has reportedly been handed a big transfer budget by new shareholder Farhad Moshiri to transform the playing squad he has inherited.

First though he must work to convince several of his star men to stay, with big money bids expected for Romelu Lukaku and John Stones in the coming months.

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

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