BREAKING NEWS: Everton appoint Allardyce on 18-month deal
Sam Allardyce has been officially announced as Everton's new manager, taking over from interim coach David Unsworth until 2019.
Everton have announced the appointment of Sam Allardyce as manager on a one-and-a-half-year contract.
The club revealed on Wednesday that they had come to an agreement with the former England manager, with Thursday's confirmation marking the beginning of his tenure.
Allardyce has been out of football since the end of last season, when he guided Crystal Palace to Premier League survival.
And he arrives at Everton at a time when they are also in a spot of trouble, even if Wednesday's 4-0 victory over West Ham lifted them to 13th in the Premier League.