Carlo Ancelotti has been appointed Everton manager on a four and a half year contract.
Ancelotti’s first game in Everton will be against Burnley on December 26.
Duncan Ferguson and Ancelotti’s son Davide will work as assistants to the 60-year-old.
The appointment of Ancellotti is a major coup for Everton, who sit 16th in the Premier League table, three points above the relegation zone.
He is one of only three bosses to have won the Champions League three times – twice with AC Milan and once with Real Madrid – as well as winning domestic titles in Italy, England, France, Spain, and Germany.
Ancelotti won the Premier League, FA Cup, and Community Shield during his spell at Chelsea between 2009 and 2011.
He has since managed Paris St Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich before a troubled start to his second term at Napoli came to an end last week.
Ancelotti comes in as a permanent replacement for Marco Silva, who was relieved of his duties following Everton’s 5-2 defeat in the Merseyside derby earlier in December.