Frontrunner details surprising development in Everton manager hunt
By Guy Giles
Sam Allardyce has revealed that Everton are yet to contact him about their vacant managerial position, despite reports to the contrary.
Allardyce was installed as the bookies’ favourite to replace Ronald Koeman after reports circulated claiming that he had met majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri for face-to-face talks in London.
SkyBet currently have him as short as 1/6 to take over as next manager.
Now the former England boss has revealed to Talksport that the club have not made any contact with him regarding the job, but that he would be willing to listen to any offers.
When asked about any potential contact from the club, he said: “Nothing, at the minute. I am sat at home about to go to St Andrews for a League Managers’ Association masterclass up there so I will be having a couple of days with one or two of my fellow managers.”
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When asked if he had spoken to Moshiri, Allardyce said: “No, I haven’t.”
Allardyce’s revelation comes as a surprise after it was reported that Everton were ready to offer him a contract, but the door is obviously still open for the move to occur.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche was the initial favourite for the position, but Allardyce has emerged as the frontrunner in recent days.
With the Premier League now on an international break it is expected that the Toffees will have appointed a new permanent boss by the time of their next game, away to Allardyce’s former club Crystal Palace on the 18th of November.
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