Everton unveiled Frank Lampard as their new manager on Monday after he reportedly outshone Vitor Pereira and Duncan Ferguson during the club's interview process.
The former Derby County and Chelsea boss will oversee the first match of his Toffees reign on Saturday when Brentford visit Merseyside for an FA Cup fixture. The first Premier League match of his tenure will be at Newcastle United three days later.
"It is a huge honour for me to represent and manage a club the size and tradition of Everton Football Club," Lampard said. "I'm very hungry to get started. After speaking to the owner, Chairman and the Board, I very much felt their passion and ambition. I hope they felt my ambition and how hard I want to work to bring it together."