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Ronald Koeman Dutchman named as Everton's new manager

Former Ajax Amsterdam coach Koeman joined Southampton in 2014 and guided the south coast club to seventh and sixth-placed finishes respectively.

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Southampton v Crystal Palace - Barclays Premier League play Southampton manager Ronald Koeman applauds fans at the end of the match (Action Images via Reuters / Paul Childs Livepic)

Dutchman Ronald Koeman was named as Everton's new manager on Tuesday after Southampton accepted his resignation, the Premier League club confirmed.

"#EFC is pleased to confirm the appointment of manager @RonaldKoeman on a three-year contract! #WelcomeRonald" Everton's Twitter account said.

Former Ajax Amsterdam coach Koeman joined Southampton in 2014 and guided the south coast club to seventh and sixth-placed finishes respectively.

He succeeds Roberto Martinez who was sacked shortly before the end of the season.

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