Premier League: Everton sign five-year kit deal to restore Umbro partnership
Everton have announced a record five-year kit deal with sportswear manufacturer Umbro.
Last Updated: 04/02/14 5:36pm
The British firm will take over as the club's kit supplier from American brand Nike this summer, marking the restoration of a long-standing partnership that came to an end in 2009.
The arrangement, which officially begins on June 1, will also see Umbro take over as sponsors of some of the club's grassroots initiatives.
Everton chief executive Robert Elstone said: "The club is delighted to be entering into this new and exciting partnership and looks forward to working alongside the Umbro team over the next five years.
"Umbro has an unrivalled football heritage and is committed to maintaining its reputation for design excellence and innovation.
"Of course, we're starting from a good place. Based on many years of working together, Umbro enjoys a great affinity with Evertonians."
Paul Nugent, vice president of Global Marketing for Umbro, added: "Everton is a club with the right character, personality and tradition so it's the perfect partner for Umbro. The prospect of working with a club that is as ambitious as we are is hugely exciting.
"Umbro celebrates its 90th birthday this year and, quite simply, no other brand shares our experience of making football kits. We appreciate the importance of kits to both players and fans.
"We are meticulous about creating both technical and stylish product for players to perform to their best in, and that fans are proud to wear. Everton fans can expect smart, modern and importantly, unique kits next season."