Former England National team Coach, Sam Allardyce is the new manager of Everton, after agreeing on an 18-month deal at Goodison Park.Allardyce joins the club after arriving back in England on Wednesday, following a holiday in Dubai, to finalise an agreement with the Everton owners.
The 63-year-old was in attendance alongside major shareholder Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright for Wednesday night’s 4-0 victory against West Ham at Goodison Park.
Sammy Lee joins the club as assistant manager, Sky Sports News understands, while former Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare – who was Allardyce’s right-hand man during the ill-fated four-month spell with England – will also join the backroom team.
In an official Everton statement, Allardyce said: “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.
“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.
“Because, ultimately, it’s the ambition of the club, the ambition of the owner and the board, allied to the fact that it’s Everton and all the fantastic history, which have proved to be key for me.”
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