Sam Allardyce has made his move to become Everton manager official by signing an £6million-a-year contract, with the former England boss saying he is ‘enthused and energised’ to succeed at Goodison Park.
The new Toffees manager has put pen to paper on an 18-month deal which will see him at the helm until the end of the 2018-19 season.
And Allardyce said he was persuaded to make his return to management due to the ambition shown by majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri and the Everton board.
Sam Allardyce described Everton as a ‘special and unique club’ after becoming Toffees boss
Allardyce has made his appointment at Everton official after signing 18-month contract
‘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 in an official club statement.
‘I’ve always thought Everton was a great club. It is a great club….