New favourite for Everton manager job after talks with director of football – report
By Guy Giles
Sam Allardyce is the new favourite to take over at Everton after meeting majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri for face-to-face talks, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim that Allardyce and Moshiri met in London after initial talks between representatives were successful.
The report also states that Steve Walsh, Everton’s director of football, has sounded Allardyce out regarding his desired backroom staff.
It is said that if Allardyce does indeed become the next Toffees manager, he would want to bring in former Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare as his number two, and Martyn Margetson as goalkeeping coach.
Allardyce, who was sacked from his last job as England manager just over a year ago, has overtaken Burnley boss Sean Dyche as the favourite to take over the Everton job, with Watford manager Marco Silva also in the frame.
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SkyBet currently make Allardyce 4/5 to take over from Unsworth, with Dyche at 11/10.
Caretaker boss David Unsworth, who has overseen a torrid two weeks involving two cup exits and three defeats, saw his stock rise with the Toffees’ come-from-behind win over Watford on Sunday.
But despite that morale-boosting win and his good relationship with the players, Unsworth looks set to lose out on his first senior appointment to Allardyce.
The Everton board are expected to hold a meeting this week to discuss their next move.
In other Everton news, this senior duo have reportedly been banished from training by caretaker boss Unsworth.