Jamie Carragher and Joey Barton react on Twitter to Ronald Koeman appointment

Burnley's Joey Barton celebrates promotion

The Liverpool legend and Glasgow Rangers midfielder reacted on Twitter to Ronald Koeman's appointment at Everton.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman

Jamie Carragher and Joey Barton are in agreement that Everton have made an excellent appointment in Ronald Koeman.

It was confirmed earlier on Tuesday that the Toffees had appointed the Dutchman to replace Roberto Martinez, who was sacked in May as Everton finished 11th in the Premier League.

Jamie Carragher during the press conference

Burnley's Joey Barton celebrates promotion to the premier league

The Merseyside club had to pay in the region of £5 million compensation to Southampton (Telegraph) to recruit 53-year-old, but the Rangers man and Liverpool icon have suggested that he is worth every penny.

Koeman replaced Mauricio Pochettino at Southampton in 2014 and achieved qualification into the Europa League preliminary rounds in both of his seasons on the South Coast.

It remains to be seen whether he will be successful at Everton, but he should certainly do better than Martinez, who underachieved massively during his three-year stint in charge.

Given the talent he had at his disposal, it is obvious that Everton should not be a team finishing 11th in the table, though Koeman's first task will be to try keep the club's prized assets - such as John Stones, Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley - from leaving Goodison Park.

Everton's Romelu Lukaku

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