By Amir Mir
Frank de Boer’s agent Guido Albers has made a huge revelation that Barcelona are looking at Everton manager Ronald Koeman – and fans on Twitter are not happy with the news.
Dutchman Koeman spent a good part of his playing days at the Nou Camp where he established himself as one of the best ball-playing defenders to have graced the football pitch.
Now, he is plying his trade as a manager where he has had equal success during his early part of his new career, in particular in the Premier League.
Koeman guided his previous club Southampton to two top eight finishes and Europe, before leaving for Goodison Park in the summer.
Under his stewardship, the Toffees are now sitting in the top seven in the Premier League table and look on course to make a return to Europe.
Therefore, it is no surprise that fans on Twitter were not pleased with Albers’ comments, which you can read below:
“I think the club has in mind other managers,” Albers told TUTTOmercatoWEB “Like Koeman, now at Everton.”
One fan stated that his fellow Everton supporters should not be too worried about Koeman’s links to Barca because their former boss Roberto Martinez was also touted for the job a few years ago.
A few supporters saw the funny side to their team winning a few matches and then their star striker Romelu Lukaku and now their manager being touted with moves away from the club.
Overall, the Goodison Park faithful were hoping that they can keep hold of their manager as others dismissed the news.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Every1 talking about Rom or Koeman possibly leaving just remember the fact that Moshiri has enough ? to keep them here. Happily at that.#EFC
— the kids broke it (@Thekidsbrokeit) February 8, 2017
I wouldn't be too concerned about Koeman being linked with Barca . Martinez was also linked with them during his first season #EFC
— Ian (@petergriffdog) February 8, 2017
We win a few games and Lukaku is off to Chelsea and Koeman is going to Barca. Jesus Christ. #EFC
— Royal Blue Everton (@RoyalBlueEFC) February 8, 2017
@AllezAllezEFC bloody hell, if we win 6-3 this weekend there'll be no one left
— MIchael Nutt (@damp_shropshire) February 8, 2017
Haha, The Express selling Lukaku and getting Koeman a new job. We must be doing something right, they hate it when we show any sign of life.
— Pedro De Montfort (@Pique77) February 8, 2017
Got to laugh at the Koeman to Barcelona stories. I don't think Barca deal in sentiment when choosing thier Managers.
— Mike Thompson (@toffeecrunch25) February 8, 2017
"Oh, people didn't believe the Lukaku story from yesterday? We should do one on Koeman leaving then!"
— ben (@everton_ben_) February 8, 2017
Now the media have finished with Lukaku they're onto Koeman ?
— Chris Evans (@ChrissyEvansEFC) February 8, 2017
Barcelona in for Koeman, as if they can compete with Usmanov for finance ?
— Shoey M (@ShoeyEFC1234) February 8, 2017
In other Everton news, this midfield enforcer is expected to start for the Toffees against Middlesbrough.