As confirmed by their official club website, Everton have appointed Ronald Koeman as their new manager.
The Dutchman arrives from Southampton, where he achieved a seventh and sixth-place Premier League finish respectively during his two years on the south coast.
He’ll take over from Roberto Martinez at Goodison Park who, in direct contrast, was sacked in May after missing out on the Premier League’s top ten for two consecutive seasons.
The Merseyside club agreed a £5million compensation deal with Southampton some time ago but talks with Koeman were delayed by a family holiday – which he returned from yesterday.
However, it appears discussions have reached a positive conclusion, with Everton announcing the former Ajax, PSV and Barcelona as their new manager on a three-year contract – just moments after Southampton confirmed his resignation.
Some sources have claimed he could be handed a £100million budget for the summer transfer window, although Koeman’s biggest task will be holding onto in-demand stars Romelu Lukaku, John Stones and Ross Barkley.