Everton appoint Ronald Koeman as new manager

Everton have announced Ronald Koeman as their new boss. The Dutchman leaves Southampton after two seasons. Picture: PA
Everton have announced Ronald Koeman as their new boss. The Dutchman leaves Southampton after two seasons. Picture: PA
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Everton have confirmed Ronald Koeman as their new manager after finally tying up all the loose ends following more than a week of negotiations.

The Dutchman has signed a three-year deal after the Toffees paid £5million to release him - and also his brother and assistant manager Erwin and fitness coach Jan Kluitenberg - from the final year of his contract at Southampton.

“I am very excited to be Everton manager. I believe in the club, in the team, in the fans and in our ability to achieve things in the future,” said Koeman.

“Everton is a club with a great history and real ambition and it is a proud feeling for me to be part of what we want to go and do, together with the chairman and (majority shareholder) Farhad Moshiri.

“I am looking forward to meeting everyone at the club and to preparing for a big season in the Premier League.”

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