The Everton fans here in the Transfer Tavern were in a good mood yesterday following the sacking of Ronald Koeman.
While the season started with oh so much optimism after a big summer spend, the Dutchman looked to have lost the dressing room as his side slip into the relegation zone after a dismal start to the campaign. Now, the search turns to finding a new boss at Goodison Park.
Though many links are always likely, reports from BBC Sport truly have shocked our punters. They claim former Everton skipper Phil Neville is keen on the job, having not been in a coaching role since leaving Valencia with brother, Gary.
Often seen on Match of the Day, Neville made 242 appearances for the Toffees between 2005 and 2013 and has also operated as a first-team coach for former club Manchester United, though may not prove an overly popular choice.
Having said that, here’s a look at how Everton fans reacted on Twitter to the Neville rumours.
Phil Neville did one good thing for Everton, smashed Ronaldo one game…if he wants to do another good thing for us, he could leave us alone…
— Ryan Hinks (@RyanHinks) October 24, 2017
Why does Phil Neville now think he has the right to be considered … madness
— J mor (@Jono_efc) October 24, 2017
What is it with all these ex prem players/pundits thinking they can walk in and manage a prem team with little experience.
— Richard Mayes (@rpmayes86) October 24, 2017
Give the former captain a chance.
— tinashe saungweme (@taffytin) October 24, 2017
Phil Neville after the Everton job ffs!!