Everton manager Ronald Koeman congratulated Barcelona on reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League, which automatically made some fans believe that he is angling for the manager’s job at the Camp Nou.
The Dutchman, who spent six years of his playing career at the Catalan club, is one of many high-profile figures to be linked to the position.
Barcelona will aim to hire a new leader in the summer when Luis Enrique pulls the curtain down on a three-year spell.
Koeman has regularly rebuffed talk of a return to the Spanish club, but his recent tweet has sparked suggestions that he could be off.
The 53-year-old praised Barcelona for completing one of the most remarkable comebacks in Champions League history by clawing back a 4-0 deficit to win 6-5 on aggregate.
With two minutes, plus five of stoppage time left on the clock, Paris Saint-Germain were heading into the final eight thanks to an away goal from Edinson Cavani, but somehow Barcelona managed to score three times to send themselves through.
Koeman simply tweeted plaudits to his former club, but some fans have looked for a hidden meaning.
— Ronald Koeman (@RonaldKoeman) March 8, 2017
@RonaldKoeman don't leave Ron, we scored 6 against Bournemouth. It's the same thing really
— Alex Keen (@AlKeen1) March 8, 2017
— Everton1878 (@EvertonEFC1878) March 8, 2017
— peter nwaokolo (@peterfresher) March 8, 2017
— Roym (@RoyMSci) March 8, 2017
— Anan Limby Abubaker (@Anan_Abubaker) March 8, 2017
— Joey (@AntonioContbae) March 8, 2017
— Stuartgroves (@scousestu1) March 8, 2017
— Chris Finegan (@bigfinbar) March 8, 2017
— Jamie English (@jamieenglishsfc) March 8, 2017
— Maida (@mzoure) March 9, 2017