To be honest, as soon as Martinez was sacked, I remember saying to myself straight away that Koeman was the one I would like to replace him.
Obviously since then with the likes of Emery being linked I have sort of gone off the idea slightly of Koeman coming in like many have.
He is by no means anywhere near as bad as what some are making out on here though.
Koeman took over at the saints when they had just lost Pottechino and a hand full of their star players to the shite, yet he still managed to improve them that year.
The following season he again lost key players but made them even better once again, finishing this season with Southampton just 3 points off a CL place, playing some great football in the process.
That is why, in my opinion at least, if the deal is to happen, that he is the front runner for the job.
There is a strong chance we will lose Lukaku and Stones this summer, leaving a huge gap not only in quality in our squad but serious numbers too.
Moshiri has probably looked at how Koeman has managed to keep Southampton not only competitive but also improved them despite major player losses. Koeman seems to fit the bill only this time he will have an awful lot more money to be able to get it right.
They have probably looked at who would be the best candidate to be able to deal with a major squad overhaul, which is what I believe will happen this summer.
He has 2 years of prem experience under his belt so you know he can do it in this league.
In my opinion it is a good logical appointment, not the greatest and most exciting, I agree, but one that I think will definitely take us forward, even if it is gradually.
People need to get more of a grip as to where we are as a club at the moment and who we can get.
We have finished 11th in consecutive seasons now and are, at best at the moment, a mid table club, but not far off where we want to be as a minimum which is finishing in the European places, starting a fresh with a calm head like Koeman would make sense in my opinion. Then if he is to leave us as long as he has left us in good nick we will be in a well better position for a better manager.
That is my take on it anyway, I wouldn't be against Koeman at all, be content.