Former Chelsea coach Frank Lampard is back managing in the Premier League after landing a job with Everton.
The Toffees have confirmed that Lampard has been appointed as their new manager following the departure of Rafael Benitez earlier this month.
This is his first coaching job since being sacked by Chelsea in January last year, beating out competition from FC Porto tactician Vitor Pereira, among others.
The Englishman has signed a two and a half year deal at the club.
"It is a huge honour for me to represent and manage a club the size and tradition of Everton Football Club," Lampard said, according to the club's website.
"I'm very hungry to get started. After speaking to the owner, Chairman and the Board, I very much felt their passion and ambition. I hope they felt my ambition and how hard I want to work to bring it together.
"You can feel the passion Everton fans have for their club. That will be hugely important. As a team – the competitive level that the Premier League brings and the position we are in the table – we certainly need that. It's a two-way thing. I think Everton is a unique club in that you can really understand what the fans want to see. The first thing they want is fight and desire and that must always be our baseline.
"My first message to the players will be that we have to do this together. We'll try to do our job and I know the fans will be there backing us."