Ronald Koeman looking forward to “big season” after Everton FC unveiling
Koeman switches from Southampton to Everton after signing a three-year deal
June 14th, 2016
Everton have found a successor to Roberto Martinez, with Ronald Koeman unable to resist the lure of managing the Toffees after being handed a three-year deal worth £6 million a year.
Koeman leaves Southampton FC after two excellent seasons and the Dutchman will now hope to match the ambitions of new major shareholder Farhad Moshiri.
It became increasingly clear that Martinez was going to be sacked as the season drew to a close, with Everton targeting Koeman as the man to take the club to the next level and his track record at St Mary’s suggest he can achieve strong results.
Koeman said: “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. 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.”
The chairman, Bill Kenwright, added: “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. 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.”