Everton have appointed Ronaldo Koeman as their manager, the club announced on Tuesday.
Koeman, 53, joins the Toffees who now have new management from Premier League rivals Southampton and replaces Spaniard Roberto Martinez.
“Everton is pleased to confirm the appointment of Ronald Koeman as manager on a three-year contract to June 2019,” Everton confirmed on their official website, www.evertonfc.com.
“A European Cup winner as a player at Barcelona and winner of the European Championship with the Netherlands, Koeman has won eight trophies as a manager including three Dutch Eredivisie titles, the KNVB (Dutch) Cup and the Copa Del Rey in Spain.
“He is the only man to have played for and managed the ‘big three’ clubs in the Netherlands – Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord – and his managerial career has embraced spells at Benfica in Portugal and Spanish side Valencia. He has also served as assistant manager for the Netherlands and Barcelona.
“In each of the past two seasons he has led Southampton to seventh and sixth-place finishes in the Premier League and qualification for the UEFA Europa League.”
Chairman Bill Kenwright said: “We are really pleased to have secured the man who was our No.1 target from the moment we set out to appoint a new manager.