Everton have announced their new manager following the departure of Ronald Koeman.
The Toffees have confirmed that Sam Allardyce will take over the reigns from the Dutch gaffer and he has signed an 18-month deal.
“The attraction of the Club itself, the people I’ve known at the Club - Peter Reid is one of my best mates, so are Andy Gray and Paul Bracewell whom I worked with at Sunderland – these people have always made me aware of just how special and unique a club Everton is and I feel really enthused and energised to come in as manager,” Allardyce told the club's official website.
“I’ve always thought Everton was a great club. It is a great club. Obviously, the Club has gone through a difficult spell and hopefully I can put that behind us as quickly as possible and start looking upwards again.
Everton are currently 13th in the Premier League table after 14 matches, and they face Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon.