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Ronald Koeman confirmed as Everton manager after leaving Southampton

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• Dutchman joins Goodison club on a £6m-a-year deal
• Koeman guided Saints to sixth in Premier League last season

Everton have confirmed the appointment of Ronald Koeman as their manager, with the Dutch coach signing a three-year deal to succeed Roberto Martínez at Goodison Park.

The former Southampton manager was identified as the prime candidate for the Everton vacancy by the club’s major shareholder, Farhad Moshiri, who took the decision to end Martínez’s three-year tenure before the end of last season.

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Wayne Rooney: ‘I’ll never play for another Premier League club’

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• Manchester United forward announces details of testimonial match
• José Mourinho: ‘This game will be a fitting tribute to all he has achieved.’

Wayne Rooney says he will not play for any other English club bar Manchester United, discounting the possibility of a late-career move back to Everton, after being given a ringing endorsement from his new manager, José Mourinho, and the encouragement to continue chasing down Sir Bobby Charlton’s scoring record at Old Trafford.

Related: Eric Bailly is José Mourinho’s first signing as Manchester United manager

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Football transfer rumours: Manchester United to sign Roma’s Miralem Pjanic?

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Today’s rumours only have a week to get themselves into shape

Despite being Wiganised to within an inch of his professional life by Roberto Martínez, who seemed determined to turn him into the star of a bloopers show narrated by Chris Kamara, John Stones remains an object of attraction for Chelsea and bothManchester clubs. Not put off by the young defender’s erratic performances all season, the three of them all have their beady eyes on Stones, while Everton want him to stay put. Perhaps Everton can disguise Tony Hibbert as Stones and send him off to Stamford Bridge.

Related: Manchester City want Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but will have to pay £55m

Related: Everton land Ronald Koeman after £5m fee is agreed with Southampton

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Everton land Ronald Koeman after £5m fee is agreed with Southampton

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• Dutchman will be joined by two members of coaching staff
• Farhad Moshiri promises biggest transfer budget in club’s history

Ronald Koeman is expected to be appointed Everton’s new manager within 48 hours after Southampton accepted a compensation package worth around £5m for the Dutch coach and members of his backroom staff.

Farhad Moshiri, Everton’s major shareholder, identified Koeman as his leading candidate to succeed Roberto Martínez after deciding to end the Catalan’s three-year tenure before the end of last season. The determination to prise Koeman from St Mary’s has led to the British-Iranian billionaire meeting Southampton’s demands after several days of negotiations.

Related: José Mourinho set to make Eric Bailly his first Manchester United signing

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Ronald Koeman edges closer to becoming Everton’s new manager

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• Goodison Park club expect to be given permission to begin talks
• £5m compensation package is being discussed

Southampton’s Ronald Koeman is close to becoming Everton’s new manager after the two clubs discussed a £5m compensation package.

The 53-year-old has been the No1 choice of Goodison Park’s major shareholder Farhad Moshiri since Roberto Martínez was sacked last month. Koeman would become one of the highest-paid managers in the Premier League on a £6m-a-year deal and has been promised substantial transfer funds by Moshiri.

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Ronald Koeman’s agent says Dutchman has agreed terms with Everton

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• ‘We have reached an agreement with Everton. Now it is up to the clubs’
• Ronald Koeman has one year left on his contract as Southampton manager

Ronald Koeman has agreed a deal with Everton to become their new manager, his agent has reportedly told Dutch media. The agent Rob Jansen said, according to the popular Voetbal International website, that it was now down to Southampton and Everton to agree a compensation package for the Dutchman, who has a year remaining on his contract at St Mary’s.

Manuel Pellegrini, Unai Emery and Frank de Boer were all linked with the Everton job which became vacant when Roberto Martínez was sacked last month.

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Everton in talks with Southampton to approach Ronald Koeman

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• Dutchman’s agent confirms clubs are in contact over potential move
• Southampton could be due compensation if Koeman leaves

Everton are in talks with Southampton over an approach to make Ronald Koeman their next manager, with the Dutchman now waiting to be granted permission to discuss terms over a potential move to Goodison Park.

As revealed by the Guardian last month, the former Holland international defender was earmarked as the first choice to succeed Roberto Martínez by Farhad Moshiri, Everton’s new major shareholder. The initial suggestions were that Koeman, who joined Southampton from Feyenoord in 2014, was not interested in moving to Merseyside despite having only one year of his contract at St Mary’s remaining.

Related: Ronald Koeman urges Southampton to show ambition as contract talks loom

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Everton in talks with Southampton after approach for Ronald Koeman

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• Dutchman’s agent confirms clubs are in contact over potential move
• Southampton could be due compensation if Koeman leaves

Everton are in talks with Southampton over an approach to make Ronald Koeman their next manager, with the Dutchman now waiting to be granted permission to discuss terms over a potential move to Goodison Park.

As revealed by the Guardian last month, the former Holland international defender was earmarked as the first choice to succeed Roberto Martínez by Farhad Moshiri, Everton’s new major shareholder. The initial suggestions were that Koeman, who joined Southampton from Feyenoord in 2014, would not be interested in moving to Merseyside despite only having one year of his contract at St Mary’s remaining.

Related: Ronald Koeman urges Southampton to show ambition as contract talks loom

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Séamus Coleman says Republic of Ireland show the benefit of hard work

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The flying Everton full-back has become a key part of the Republic’s Euro 2016 squad after missing out four years ago

Séamus Coleman’s story of late takes in personal and collective frustration at Everton while for the Republic of Ireland he has associated the European Championship with more of the same.

Four years ago, Coleman was omitted from the Ireland squad that made an ill-fated appearance in Poland and Ukraine because the manager at the time, Giovanni Trapattoni, did not trust him. The Italian likes his full-backs to defend first and foremost; Coleman, then 23, always felt the need to bomb forward.

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Romelu Lukaku fuels speculation that he will leave Everton

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• Belgium striker has been linked with a return to Chelsea
• ‘In my head I know where I want to go. You will know when it is concluded’

Romelu Lukaku has admitted he is expecting to leave Everton this summer “and knows where he wants to go”.

Speculation over the Belgium striker’s future has been mounting, with his former club Chelsea interested in bringing him back to Stamford Bridge. Last week, Lukaku’s father Roger revealed that he would like the 23-year-old to move to either Manchester United or Bayern Munich, adding that he expected the deal to be struck before the start of Euro 2016.

Related: Louis van Gaal arrives at Manchester United training ground as end looms

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Romelu Lukaku’s father predicts striker will leave Everton this summer

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• Roger Lukaku says Premier League club want £65m to sell star striker
• Bayern Munich or Manchester United said to be his preferred destination

Romelu’s Lukaku’s father believes the Everton striker will have left the club before the start of the European Championships, with Bayern Munich or Manchester United his preferred destination.

The 23-year-old scored 25 goals for Everton last season, although he struggled for form and fitness in 2016 and only found the net three times in the Premier League.

Related: Phil Jagielka warns Everton squad could be severely depleted by summer exits

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Phil Jagielka warns Everton squad could be severely depleted by summer exits

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• Defender anticipates double-figure departures from Goodison
• Jagielka: Roberto Martínez’s successor could face major rebuilding work

Phil Jagielka has warned Everton face upheaval beyond the manager’s position this summer, with Roberto Martínez’s successor having to deal with an exodus of established players.

Related: Everton’s plans to move from Goodison Park to Walton Hall Park abandoned

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