Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has been appointed as Everton manager, the club has confirmed.
The Dutch coach signed a three-year deal with the magpies, following two years in Southampton.
The Saints finished seventh on the table in his first year in charge, and qualified them for the Europa league in his second year in charge.
The former Feyenoord and Valencia coach is glad to replace Roberto Martinez at the club, after he was sacked in May, with Everton finishing 11th on the table.
“I believe in the club, in the team, in the fans and in our ability to achieve things in the future,” he told Everton’s official website.
“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 Farhad Moshiri.
“I am looking forward to meeting everyone at the club and to preparing for a big season in the Premier League.”
And Everton chairman Bill Kenwright says the Dutch coach was his side’s first choice in replacing Martinez.
“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.
“Ronald has such a strong track record in the game, instantly commanding respect for what he achieved as a player and for his qualities and accomplishments as a manager.
“The hopes and aspirations that we all have as Evertonians are with him, as is our total support at board, shareholder and fan level.”