According to reports in The Sun on Sunday, Everton have placed Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill at the top of their three-man shortlist to succeed Ronald Koeman, and Toffees fans have been quick to have their say on the rumour.
The Sun on Sunday says that majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has identified the 65-year-old as the man he wants to take charge five weeks after Koeman was sacked, although the former Aston Villa and Celtic boss will want a contract that lasts longer than just until the end of the season.
The Merseyside outfit’s need to make a permanent appointment quickly is even more important following successive heavy defeats against Atalanta and Southampton.
Everton supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the potential of the Irishman taking over, and they were divided with their opinions.
While one said “Please not MON”, another said “I;d take O’Neill in a heartbeat”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
#EFC l think everyone getting hot under the collar about the Martin O'Neill rumours is missing something brilliant. Keane vs Ferguson in a training ground scrap… (Actually don't think that O'Neill is such a bad option, given some of the other candidates being considered)
— Keiran Betteley (@kbetteley) November 26, 2017
— JR (@jroojr) November 26, 2017
I'd take Martin O'Neill in a heartbeat. Proven track record and needs to be in post by lunch time tomorrow #efc
— Tony C (@Tonychrizo) November 26, 2017
— Gareth Davies (@Tweety_McTweety) November 26, 2017
Its jist getting worse @Michael19745068
— Darren Murray (@DarrenMurray6) November 26, 2017
— ⚽️Greg E? (@paddockpk3) November 25, 2017
Please not MON
— keith berigan (@therealberz) November 26, 2017
It really would be back to the stone age… O'Neill is a relic tactics wise
— Stuart Clark (@stuartclark66) November 26, 2017
No top manager or player will want to go anywhere near Everton at the minute. Best we can hope for is someone like O’Neill and the like.
— Darren Hall (@djh116) November 26, 2017