Rafael Benitez has been hired as manager of Everton on a three-year deal.

Benitez previously managed Liverpool and he dismissed Everton at the time as "a small club."

Benitez replaces Carlo Ancelotti as manager.

“I am delighted to be joining Everton," said Benitez. "Throughout this process I have been greatly impressed by the ambition shown by the senior representatives at the club and their desire to bring success to this historic club. I believe this is a club that is going places. I’m determined to play a big part in helping this great club achieve its ambitions.”