By Abigail Withey 

Former Everton winger Andy van der Meyde has posted a tough-in-cheek message on Twitter suggesting that the club should re-recruit ex-boss David Moyes as a replacement for Ronald Koeman.

The Toffees suffered a devastating 3-0 defeat in their Europa League group opener against Serie A side Atalanta on Thursday night and the retired footballer has implied that the Blues should welcome back their old boss.

Moyes took charge at Goodison Park back in 2002 and spent over a decade at the club before he succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager in 2013.

Van der Meyde posted a picture on his official Twitter account of Everton chairman Bill Kenwright on the phone with the caption: “What you up to Moysie?”

The tweet was accompanied by a number of laughing emojis as he joked about replacing Koeman.

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The former winger spent four years at Everton under Moyes from 2005-2009 before he left as a free agent after just 23 appearances.

Koeman will be preparing for the Toffees’ next match against Manchester United as his squad travel to Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Premier League clash will be the first time that summer signing Wayne Rooney faces his former team-mates after he ended his 13 year stint with the Europa League champions.

Jose Mourinho’s side are currently top of the league table and remain unbeaten in the competition so far.

In other Everton news, fans have slammed the squad on Twitter following their Europa League defeat.

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