Despite arriving upon something of a player exodus two summers ago, Koeman impressed hugely to finish 7th in his debut season at St Mary’s and qualified for the Europa League with a 6th place finish this time around.
He would be replacing Roberto Martínez, who was sacked having guided the Toffees to back-to-back bottom half finishes in the Premier League.
Saints may be reluctant to lose their man, but wheels are evidently in motion and Ronald Koeman to Everton jokes are doing the rounds:
Saints fans to Koeman right now. pic.twitter.com/13OWRVbgWM
— Mark J. (@SparkyJacko1878) June 3, 2016
Koeman when he gets paid at the end of the month https://t.co/d4uDbCIRqA
— Brad (@bradyates_) June 2, 2016
Koeman to join Everton???
Southampton fans be like…..https://t.co/F1leomsOko
— Football Accumulator (@footballacca) June 2, 2016
Everton pursuing Koeman, as club states intention to sign a manager who looks the same when eyes & mouth are swapped pic.twitter.com/qamNFtuHYp
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 2, 2016
Southampton fans who said Everton are shit when they see Koeman to Everton on TL pic.twitter.com/0mu1Wn51Ry
— Alex D (@BossBarkley) June 3, 2016
CONTRACT OFFER DETAILS: Les Reed fails to offer Mayo to go with Koeman's chips #saintsfc
— Jonathan Pearce (@JonathanPearceS) June 3, 2016
Koeman is leaving Southampton because they're hosting a Sidemen vs YouTube game today. That's the real reason. Blokes embarrassed.
— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) June 3, 2016
If Koeman wanted to go to a bigger club, he should have taken Villa job……https://t.co/fQ3qiVjBWY
— Adam Blackmore (@bigadamsport) June 3, 2016
I just saw someone claim koeman is done because tony bellew followed him on twitter
— ivon butterfly (@cjlatimer16) June 3, 2016
If you're basing Tony Bellew following Koeman as fact he's coming I just followed Eminem I ain't gonna try resurrect D-12 anytime soon
— Brad (@bradyates_) June 3, 2016
Just saw koeman in the grapes signing grand old tean on the karoke #ITK
— Scott (@Scottdavies_7) June 3, 2016
@TrevRobbo when it's spring again, we'll sing again Koeman from Amsterdam – i saw a Koeman, where?, there on the stair
— Paul (@Porl1878) June 3, 2016
Anagram of Ronald #koeman is dark mean loon. Cant argue with english language.
— Andrew Foy (@AndrewFoy2) June 3, 2016
I'm philosophical about Koeman but I'll be pissed off if he's replaced by Eddie Howe's gilet, his 4-4-2 and his racist eyes. #saintsfc
— Tom Williams (@shirleymush) June 3, 2016
— James Leyland (@JayLeyland) June 3, 2016
I'll hate koeman by Christmas
— Michael Stock (@Stocky_88) June 3, 2016
Oh no, no one has tweeted about Koeman or Everton for 30 seconds!
— Haydn Glass (@HaydnGlass) June 3, 2016