Koeman, meanwhile, has praised the ‘professionalism’ of his new signing – the very first he’s made since using the job recently.
Stekelenburg, who also stayed under Koeman at Ajax, accepted it wasn’t a tough option to make once he grew to become conscious of the Blues’ interest.
Maarten Stekelenburg thinks the choice to become Ronald Koeman’s first Everton signing was a simple one.
“I’m happy – everything has moved extremely fast during the last couple days,” stated the goalie.
The Nederlander goalie joins track of Koeman for that third amount of time in his career, getting labored with him throughout a loan spell at Southampton last season.
“Koeman originates to Everton and that he known as us a couple of days after asking basically was interested in following him. It was not hard to make that choice.
Koeman had told the ECHO how adding a goalie to his ranks was essential following a departure of Tim Howard. Joel Robles is, at the moment, the only real senior ‘keeper in the club, though Stekelenburg, presuming there aren’t any last-minute hitches, might be in position once the first team squad reviews for pre-season training at Finch Farm on Monday.
The 33-year-old moves to Goodison Park on the three-year contract following a fee thought to be under £1m was agreed with Fulham.
“Obviously I understand Maarten well getting labored with him at two clubs before,” Koeman stated.
Born in Haarlem, Stekelenburg began his career at Ajax, generating than 200 looks before relocating to Roma this year. He became a member of Fulham in 2013 but made just 21 looks because the Cottagers were consigned in the Premier League in the first season.
The next season he was loaned to Monaco, prior to being signed by Koeman for that 2015/16 campaign, where he’d deputise for Saints’ No.1 Fraser Forster.
Maarten Stekelenburg saves a go throughout the 2010 World Cup Group E match between Netherlands and Japan.
“I know through his professionalism, hard-working approach and personality he’ll easily fit in well using what I’ll be building at Everton.”
“He’s among the best coaches – he’s straight speaking, he’s fair and that he has confidence within me which counts too.
“I’ve experienced England for a few seasons and that i love the Premier League. It’s fantastic will be able to stay.”
Everton remain keen to include another goalie to consider over as first choice this summer time. Forster, Ajax’s Jasper Cillessen and Tim Krul of Newcastle are some of the names being considered.