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:
So the big heave-ho for Alan Stubbs from Rotherham. Some had him tipped as a future #EFC manager. Might be a bit longer than expected.
— Shropshire Blues (@ShropsBlues) October 19, 2016
Always thought Stubbs to Rotherham strange move. Would have been better staying at Hibs #EFC
— Daniel Button (@D_Button) October 19, 2016
Sad times Alan Stubbs.
— Ian (@ThisIanIs) October 19, 2016
Alan Stubbs sacked? Didn't understand why he left Hibs for Rotherham in the first place, especially after winning the cup. Very odd.
— Mike McKenna (@MikeMcKenna_) October 19, 2016
Rotherham have been deluded enough to sack former Everton giant Alan Stubbs .. STUBBSY .. as their manager .. I predict they'll collapse now
— Mike Parry (@mikeparry8) October 19, 2016
Former Everton player and Everton U21 manager Alan Stubbs has been sacked from Championship club Rotherham
— The Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) October 19, 2016
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.