Ronald Koeman was announced as Dutch manager on Tuesday and Everton fans took to Twitter in disbelief.
Koeman himself put out a tweet telling the world his news as he said he was “proud” to be the new manager of the Netherlands.
He won’t be taking his team to Russia in the summer though, after Holland failed to qualify for their second straight major tournament.
They finished third in an admittedly tough group, behind qualifiers France and Sweden.
Koeman will instead focus on getting his team to Euro 2020, which will be held across 12 different European countries.
Koeman’s domestic career hit the skids at Everton after a disastrous run led to him getting sacked back in October.
Sam Allardyce, who was briefly England manager, has taken over the job and gone some way to steering Everton away from the relegation zone.
Most Everton fans were bewildered at how he’s managed to land a high-profile job after putting in such a terrible shift at Goodison Park.
One fan though did wish him good luck and said that Everton had made a mistake in sacking him.
Here is a selection of the best reactions from Everton fans after hearing the news:
You gonna pick Cuco Martina?
— Stephen Reeves (@ste_reeves) February 6, 2018
Before you get started… you need to go and collect all that stuff you fly tipped at finch farm. Cuco Martina, Morgan Schneiderlin, Ashley Williams, Davy Klaassen.
— P (@Paul_M__H) February 6, 2018
Good luck. Everton made a mistake. I hope you achieve your dreams
— Muj (@mujrasul) February 6, 2018
I hope it goes well for you, should have been an @Everton great but wasn't meant to be ????
— Gareth Ratcliffe (@N9GJR) February 6, 2018
Only in football you can be a failure in one job and get another high profile the next. Shocking why anyone would ever want to employ you after the debacle you’ve left at Everton
— Paul (@PM1tty) February 6, 2018
Martinez & Koeman both left Everton and then became managers of international teams.
— James Brown (@mrbrown_efc1878) February 6, 2018
Martinez failed at Everton, gets the Belgium job
Koeman failed at Everton, gets the Holland job
Allardyce is gonna end up winning the World Cup with Brazil isn’t he ???? https://t.co/K7pjBVLuBU
— Pog (@Poggymac87) February 6, 2018
Koeman appointed Netherlands manager. With Martinez still coaching Belgium, Everton just need Big Sam to get the Luxembourg gig to complete the Low Countries trifecta. #efc
— Tim Van Der Laan (@vanderlaan_tim) February 6, 2018
Bobby gets sacked from Everton and moves to Belgium. Koeman gets sacked from Everton and moves to Netherlands. Big Sam going back to England now? https://t.co/r46Ezgj6KO
— SСНUYLEЯ РЯYOЯ (@SchuylerPryor) February 6, 2018
So both Koeman and Martinez cant manage Everton Football Club but they both land national team managers jobs……is it the players?
— Peter Hall (@Happytoffee03) February 6, 2018