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Jamie Carragher and Tony Bellew's Twitter argument over Everton is brilliant

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Ronald Koeman became the latest Premier League manager to face the sack after his Everton side were thumped 5-2 by Arsenal at the weekend.

In a woeful performance at Goodison Park that had started so promisingly, the Toffees were demoted to the relegation zone. It's a painful sight for a club that spent over £100 million in the transfer market and hoped to secure their European status.

Just two wins in eight games and a crippling goal difference of -11 was enough to make Koeman's head roll come mid-October, however.

It's a decision that will divide Everton supporters and the footballing world as a whole. Koeman was a huge success in the Southampton role and enjoyed a solid first season on Merseyside but you can't excuse his start to this season.

It all depends on whether you consider eight games too little time to judge the Toffees' trajectory for 2017-18 because, after all, it's hard to see Everton remaining in a relegation battle.

One of football's finest pundits - Jamie Carragher - has thrown his hat into the ring with an interesting opinion on developments with his latest column for the Telegraph.

The Sky Sports' analyst argued that Koeman was sacked prematurely and should have been given more time to turn things around. As a Liverpool legend, his opinion was always going to attract a backlash and this is a season in which Frank de Boer was sacked after four games.

And a certain Tony Bellew didn't agree with Carragher's outlook at all.

Everton v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League

The Evertonian is a passionate supporter and has even fought at Goodison Park, knocking out Ilunga Makabu under the floodlights to claim the WBC cruiserweight title in 2016.

Bellew also happens to be rather active on Twitter and called out Carragher after he promoted the column. What followed was a rather epic Everton debate, check it out:

So it's fair to say Bellew wasn't prepared to wait around as Everton slipped further down the table.

At least the pair agreed on the fact Romelu Lukaku was simply irreplaceable with the club failing to secure a true number nine over the summer.

Carragher did seem to lose his temper at temper at one point, though, when asking Bellew just who he thought should replace Koeman as well as defending his point to a few Twitter goers.

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It's certainly an interesting debate and these two Merseyside icons couldn't really have discussed it better.

Do you think Ronald Koeman deserved to be sacked this week? Have your say in the comments section below.


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