By Harvey Byrne

Alan Stubbs was sacked from his position as Rotherham manager on Wednesday afternoon – and Everton fans took to Twitter to pay tribute to their former defender.

The 45-year-old, who spent six years at the Toffees across two spells took charge of just 14 league games with the Millers after moving from Hibernian in the summer.

The Yorkshire outfit decided to relieve the former Premier League defender from his duties after a humiliating 4-2 defeat suffered away at Birmingham on Tuesday evening.

It has left Rotherham bottom of the Championship table with just 6 points from their first 13 league fixtures.

Everton supporters shared their sympathies for Stubbs on social media, with one humorously stating it might take a while longer before he’s on the Toffees touchline.

Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Rotherham was just Stubbs second senior managerial job after also managing Scottish side Hibernian.

During his playing career, he played for the Toffees, as well as Bolton, Sunderland, Derby and Scottish giants Celtic.

Meanwhile, Everton under the guidance of Dutch manager Ronald Koeman have started the new campaign in impressive form.

They sit in sixth place in the Premier League table with 15 points from eight games and they will travel to Turf Moor to face Burnley on Saturday.

In other Everton news, Ronald Koeman said the Toffees have adopted their high-pressing playing style because it is what the fans want to see at Goodison Park.