Everton have unveiled Sam Allardyce as their new manager following the confirmation of his appointment on Wednesday.
“Everton FC can confirm the appointment of Sam Allardyce as the Club’s new manager on a deal until June 2019,” the club said.
The deal will last till June, 2019.
In his acceptance speech, the 63-year-old said he joined the Toffees due to their huge ambition.
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According to him, Everton are a great side and he hopes to take the club to a higher height.
“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 said.
“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.”
Allardyce has overseen 500 games in the English topflight in 15 years. His first test will be at home against Huddersfield on Saturday.