Everton have announced Ronald Koeman as their new manager in a 3 year deal worth a reported £6m a year. Koeman, 53, joins from Southampton and ends a 2 year association with the south coast club. A compensation fee of about £5m was agreed between the two clubs.

The announcement ends a 4 week search since Roberto Martinez was sacked as Everton manager. Koeman reportedly Farhad Moshiri’s number one target joins after leading Southampton to a 6th place finish in the Premier League last season. Erwin Koeman & Jan Kluitenberg are moving with Koeman to Everton whilst Sammy Lee and goalkeeping coach Dave Watson remain at Southampton.

Koeman is thought to have been promised large transfer funds of up to £100m, before player sales, to strengthen the first team squad.

Koeman enjoyed an illustrious playing career with Ajax, PSV Eindhoven and Barcelona winning four league titles in both the Netherlands and Spain. He also won the European Cup in 1988 and 1992 with PSV and Barcelona respectively. He played 763 games for club and country, scoring 253 goals and has since managed many clubs including Vitesse Arnhem, Ajax, Benfica, PSV, Valencia, Feyenoord and Southampton most recently, winning the Dutch League with Ajax and PSV and the Copa Del Rey with Valencia.

 

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