BT Sport pundit claims experienced manager was at Everton training ground this week
By Danny Wright
BT Sport pundit Chris Sutton has claimed that he has been told Sam Allardyce was at the Everton training ground this week as their search for a new manager seems to have gained some momentum.
The Toffees have been searching for a new boss for almost two weeks after Ronald Koeman was shown the exit door at Goodison Park due to an awful start to the season.
David Unsworth has seen little success since taking caretaker charge of the first-team, losing all three games with him at the helm.
Everton are currently in the Premier League relegation zone ahead of their clash against Watford at Goodison Park on Sunday and Sutton believes that experienced manager Allardyce will be their best option to get them out of their situation.
When discussing the possibility of a return to Merseyside for Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers on BT Sport Score on Saturday, Sutton said: “He must be courted after, Brendan. I don’t think a manager has ever managed both Everton and Liverpool.
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“I think Sam Allardyce. I heard from good source he was at the training ground this week.
He added: “They’ve got to stay up and your man to stay in the division, we all know who he is.”
Allardyce has been out of work since leaving Crystal Palace at the end of last season but would no doubt do a good job in the short-term for the Toffees, who need a quick turnaround after their dire start.
Koeman splashed well over £100million in the summer and not many of his signings have played very well at Goodison, with Wayne Rooney and Jordan Pickford perhaps the only ones worth any merit.
In other Everton news, this attacker has been confirmed out of the clash with Watford due to injury.