Cape Town - Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier has expressed his surprise that Ronald Koeman has been heavily linked to the vacant Everton managerial position.
Speaking to BBC 5 Live Sport, Le Tissier explained he felt Koeman had started something special at Southampton and had expected him to want to see it through.
"I was quite surprised that he was going to take that job given what he has done here, given the fact we have got European football next season, but I guess you can't blame somebody if he has been offered the figures that they are talking about," he said.
The Dutch mentor led the Saints to an impressive sixth position in the Premier League last season, earning them a place in the Europa League next term.
Despite this massive achievement with a shoe-string budget, media reports suggest that the 53-year-old's arrival at the Goodison park outfit is imminent, with the announcement set to be made this week, according to the Mirror.
Le Tissier believes the arrival of Everton's new majority shareholder 60-year-old Iranian billionaire Farhad Moshiri was a large factor in Koeman's reported interest in the Toffees.
"I understand they have got a new owner and he is going to splash a bit of cash, but most clubs in the Premier League now are pretty wealthy and can compete for most players in the transfer market," he added.
"So it might not be as easy a job as he possibly thinks," the Englishman concluded.