Ronald Koeman leaves Southampton and joins Everton on three-year deal

Ronald Koeman resigned as Southampton manager as he wanted to join Everton.

Everton have confirmed they have appointed Ronald Koeman as their new manager on 15 June, Tuesday.

The Merseyside club were without a manager after they parted ways with Roberto Martinez, who was their manager until the end of the 2015/16 season. The Dutchman was manager at Southampton and after a mixed results, Koeman decided to part ways with the Saints.

Everton, who were without a manager decided to make a an approach quickly and have sealed the deal. Koeman has signed a three-year deal at Goodison Park.

"Everton is pleased to confirm the appointment of Ronald Koeman as manager on a three-year contract to June 2019," a statement read on Everton's official website.

Koeman has expressed his delight after he took charge of the Toffees. He 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."