After agreeing a compensation package with Everton, the former Toffees´ assistant manager was unveiled as Paul Simpson´s successor, having signed a three-and-a-half year deal.
The 49-year-old Scot had been at Goodison Park for the past five years working alongside former Lilywhites boss David Moyes and admitted it was a wrench to leave the Premier League side but insisted this was something "he had to do".
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