Everton have appointed Rafael Benitez on a 3-year deal, the club have confirmed.

The former Liverpool manager replaces Carlo Ancelotti on Merseyside. He signed his contract at Goodison Park on Wednesday.

Benitez will commence work with the squad when they return to USM Finch Farm for pre-season training from 5 July.

“I’m delighted to be joining Everton,” Benitez said.