Plenty of Everton fans love Joe Royle after a post dedicated to their former player and manager was posted by the Merseyside club’s official Twitter page.
According to the post, the 71-year old scored 119 goals in 276 appearances for the Toffees, whilst also managing 123 games as a coach. As per the tweet, Royle also won the League title and an FA Cup during his time at the club.
As per Transfermarkt, the central forward also played for Bristol City, Manchester City and Norwich City. He also made six appearances for the English national team, scoring twice, according to the website.
As well as managing Everton, Royle also took charge of Manchester City, for whom he played before, in addition to Ipswich Town and Oldham Athletic (via Transfermarkt).
Supporters of the latter will remember a game that he managed in the 1990 FA Cup semi-final against Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United, where the game finished 3-3, as per The Guardian.
However, Evertonians will remember Royle most for his time with their club, with one EFC fan branding him a ‘superstar’ and another claiming that he is ‘a Blue at heart’:
Agree completely. His story about it happening is surreal and unfortunate too.
— Frank The Tank (@crinkle_ears) April 8, 2020
My Evertom Hero 💙
— MissTaylor 💙 (@MissEFC1878) April 8, 2020
— Paul Edwards (@PaulEddie84) April 8, 2020
— Tim Harrington (@Tim_Harrington7) April 8, 2020
What a guy , love him . Still so gutted how it ended for him as manager
— steve harding (@stevietoffee) April 8, 2020
Thanks for the memories Big Joe
— Barney Graneek (@BGraneek) April 8, 2020
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