Everton have announced the appointment of Rafael Benitez as the club’s new manager.
The former Liverpool boss has signed a three-year contract with ‘The Toffees’.
He succeeds Carlo Ancelotti, who resigned in earlier this month to join his former club, Real Madrid.
“I am delighted to be joining Everton,” said Benitez.
“I believe this is a club that is going places. I’m determined to play a big part in helping this great club achieve its ambitions.”
The 61-year-old mentor moved to China to coach Dalian Professional FC and left them in January after 18 months in charge.
According to Everton’s statement, Benitez will commence with his duties when the squad return for pre-season training on 5 July.
The side also stated that the Spanish professional football manager was given the job “after a robust and wide-reaching recruitment process over the last three weeks.
“Rafa impressed us greatly with his knowledge and experience but, above all, the passion and hunger he showed to join our club,” said the club’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri.
“We are appointing Rafa because we believe he will bring success to our club and to Evertonians. To put it simply – we need to be competing at the top end of the league and to be winning trophies.”
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By FARPost Reporter