Everton fans have taken to Twitter to vent their anger after Sam Allardyce was installed as the bookmakers’ odds-on favourite to fill the Goodison Park vacancy.
SkyBet now have the former England manager priced at 4/7 to take the reins at Goodison Park as Martin O’Neill drifted down to joint second favourite at 6/1.
Watford’s Marco Silva (6/1) remains in the running but it’s still anyone’s guess as to who Farhad Moshiri and Bill Kenwright will hire after over a month of indecision from the two Toffees supremos.
However Everton fans seem to believe that Allardyce, 63, is now a sure bet to become the next manager – and that is simply something that they universally do not want to see happen.
One angry fan claimed his appointment would be the “pinnacle of mediocrity”.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
never thought I'd see the day when a sam allardyce type manager managed us
— Terry Reece (@terryreece1) November 27, 2017
Sad sad day that we have had to resort to Allardyce type of manager. Club needs changing from top to bottom so we don’t find ourselves at this point again
— Andrew McGregor (@Amcgregor21) November 27, 2017
I genuinely think Allardyce will take us down not keep us up. Be his 1st relegation in his last pay day. We need a manager with energy a coach to make players better
— Stephen Leary (@MrEverton1878) November 27, 2017
It’s actually going to be Allardyce isn’t it? Who knew it would ever come to this. Can’t we go back to summer when we were throwing the cash around and feeling positive ????
— Laura (@lauraefc23) November 27, 2017
If it turns out to be Allardyce it is probably the most embarrassing thing that’s happened at the club in a very very long time. Spoke with him early on and didn’t go forward with it because he wanted a longer contract and we then go crawling back to him
— TheToffeeBlues (@EvertonNewsFeed) November 27, 2017
Appointing Sam Allardyce will finish me off as an Evertonian.
— BolasieOnTheBreak (@FinKitch) November 27, 2017
Allardyce would be the pinnacle of mediocrity! @Everton
— Sumz (@SumzEFC) November 27, 2017
Allardyce is known for his direct style of football and ability to drag teams away from the Premier League’s relegation zone – but fans of Everton clearly see them as being above that kind of ideology.
The Merseyside club’s hunt for a new manager has taken many twists and turns with the hierarchy seemingly divided about who they wanted to replace Ronald Koeman, who was sacked over a month ago.
David Unsworth has been less than convincing in caretaker charge, winning just one of his seven games at the helm and conceding nine in his last two.
In other Everton news, this manager wanted by the Toffees has dropped a major hint about his future.