The Merseyside club had to pay in the region of £5 million compensation to Southampton (Telegraph) to recruit 53-year-old, but the Rangers man and Liverpool icon have suggested that he is worth every penny.
Koeman is a great appointment by Everton, did a great job at Southampton & was also a class act on MNF. https://t.co/b3ZzQiJneu— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) June 14, 2016
Koeman replaced Mauricio Pochettino at Southampton in 2014 and achieved qualification into the Europa League preliminary rounds in both of his seasons on the South Coast.
It remains to be seen whether he will be successful at Everton, but he should certainly do better than Martinez, who underachieved massively during his three-year stint in charge.
Given the talent he had at his disposal, it is obvious that Everton should not be a team finishing 11th in the table, though Koeman's first task will be to try keep the club's prized assets - such as John Stones, Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley - from leaving Goodison Park.