Premier League club, Everton have confirmed that they have appointed Sam Allardyce as their new manager.

On Wednesday, the Toffees announced that Allardyce would be in attendance for the club's Premier League clash with West Ham United - a game which was won 4-0 - ahead of penning a deal to replace Ronald Koeman.

The Merseyside have now officially appointed the former England and Crystal Palace boss, who has penned an 18-month contract at Goodison Park.

In an official statement the club's major shareholder, Farhad Moshiri said:

"I’m delighted to confirm Sam as our new manager. His strong leadership will bring great motivation and get the best out of players. Sam understands the long-term ambitions we have for this great club and I know he is a man who gives it his all and is focused 24 hours a day on the club. Evertonians are the most passionate and best fans in the world and when the club does badly we all suffer. But in football everything changes very quickly, so I hope this will help to propel us to where we should be."

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