Southampton manager Ronald Koeman
The Dutchman has appeared as the clear favourite for the vacant Everton position this weekend after Everton pushed hard to secure his signature.
And it appears that they have done just that, with the Daily Mail reporting that the Dutchman has agreed terms with the club after discussions with the Toffees hierarchy Bill Kenwright and Farhad Moshiri this weekend.
Everton investor Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright in the stands
According to them, the Saints boss has been swayed by the transfer funds that have been pledged by Everton shareholder Farhad Moshiri.
He had initially been reluctant to leave the St Mary’s, but the financial restraints at the club have made him decide that a move would be a step up from his current position.
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman and Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew (L)
Everton will have to pay up the final year of his contract with Southampton, which is understood to come to around £3.5million.
He is keen for the deal to be agreed before he goes on holiday next week, and intends to start work at Goodison Park the following week according to the report.
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman acknowledges fans at the end of the match