Thursday, 24 May, 2018


Everton end ties with Allardyce

Sam Allardyce Everton end ties with Allardyce
Noah Ferguson | 16 May, 2018, 17:03

Sam Allardyce was sacked as manager of Everton on Wednesday after just six months in charge despite guiding the Premier League club away from relegation danger to a mid-table finish.

He had originally signed a contract until June 2019, after Ronald Koeman was sacked in October 2017.

"On behalf of the chairman, board of directors and Mr Moshiri, I'd like to thank Sam for the job he has done at Everton over the last seven months", read a statement from the club's soon-to-be new chief executive, Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale.

Former Watford manager Marco Silva is understood to be Everton's preferred choice to replace him.

But the style of play under the 63-year-old has not been met with universal appeal among Everton fans.

Sam Allardyce has been left "shocked", "disappointed" and "disgusted" by his Everton exit.

The club has also been interested in Shakhtar Donetsk coach Paulo Fonseca, although it's reported he could be in the running to replace David Moyes at West Ham.

However, he was booed by fans following his side's 2-1 defeat at Burnley in March, and was again criticised after their draw with Swansea six weeks later.

Allardyce last month dismissed a survey sent to supporters asking them to grade his performance out of 10 as a mistake on the part of the club's marketing director, who he said does not "understand" how football works.

Speaking on April 27, he said: "We discussed plans for next season yesterday with Farhad Moshiri".

Palace won their first match under Allardyce against his former club Bolton in the FA Cup in January and a first Premier League victory followed at Bournemouth at the end of the month.

England's all-time top scorer had reportedly agreed terms on a £12.5 million move to DC United in Major League Soccer last week.

Allardyce was told the news this morning but hit out last night after the club announced sweeping changes to its management structure.

"I've done all that I can, the backroom staff have done all that they can, and the players have done all that they can".

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