When Ronald Koeman left Southampton for Everton last summer, it left a sour taste in the mouths of the Saints propping up the bar here in the Transfer Tavern.
While the Toffees do boast a rather proud history, it’s fair to say they aren’t exactly leaps and bounds above the south Coast side, so many of the St. Mary’s faithful in the bar still feel somewhat bitter in regards to the Dutchman’s departure. Which is why many of those in red and white are barely surprised to see him ALREADY linked with a move away from Goodison Park.
In the eyes of the Saints, he’s merely a mercenary and they are largely revelling in the fact the Toffees in the Tavern have slightly nervous looks painted across their faces. Considering his history with Barcelona, suggestions he could be eyed up at the Camp Nou as a potential replacement for Luis Enrique have caused concern amongst the Merseyside drinkers.
With that in mind, here’s how Everton and Southampton fans reacted to Koeman’s Barcelona links.
barcelona want koeman hahahaha
— Alex Mush (@AlexLock_) February 16, 2017
Maybe Barca will double Koeman's money. We know he won't refuse that! #SaintsFC
— antineil (@antineil) February 15, 2017
Koeman to Barcelona, really? pic.twitter.com/4YiYw87Vj2
— Hardeep Singh (@TheRealistSingh) February 16, 2017
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@BBCSport someone has to clean the boots I suppose
— fantastic mr fox (@davegore2005) February 15, 2017