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Former Southampton Boss Koeman Joins Everton

The Toffees will pay about £5m compensation for the 53-year-old Koeman, [6]who leaves Premier League rivals Southampton after two years in charge.[8]

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Everton have been without a manager since sacking Roberto Martinez just before the end of the 2015-16 season.[10]

Koeman said Everton is a club with a “great history and real ambition 🙂 🙂 🙂 “, while chairman Bill Kenwright called the Dutchman his “number one target”.

A deal with the former Netherlands international headhunted by new owner Farhad Moshiri, [1]was agreed earlier in the week and is reported to be worth about £6m a year.[6]

The official announcement was delayed until Koeman had returned from holiday.[10]

“Ronald has such a strong track record in the game, [9]instantly commanding respect for what he achieved as a player and for his qualities and accomplishments as a manager,” [2]added Kenwright.

“We are really pleased to have secured the man who was our number one target from the moment we set out to appoint a new manager.”[10]

Koeman made more than 750 appearances as a player, [14]scoring 253 goals, [11]and won the 1988 European Championship with the Netherlands.

He also won four domestic league titles in both the Netherlands and Spain.[2]

Koeman has also managed Vitesse Arnhem,[2] Ajax, Benfica, PSV, Valencia, [6]AZ Alkmaar and Feyenoord, winning the Dutch league with both Ajax and PSV, and a Spanish Cup with Valencia.[5]

Source: BBC

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