Glenn Hoddle has told Everton supporters to head elsewhere than Goodison Park if they want to be entertained in reference to the boos the side received during their match against Southampton.
The Toffees drew 1-1 with the Saints in Saturday evening’s Premier League fixture.
A Nathan Redmond goal for the away side on Merseyside shortly after the interval looked as though it had given the bottom three side all three points but a late Tom Davies equaliser deep into stoppage time saw the two share the spoils.
In reaction to the jeers the crowd directed toward Sam Allardyce, Hoddle, himself a former England manager, decided to stick up for Big Sam and as quoted by Paul Brown of the Daily Star on Twitter he said: “If it’s just entertainment (they want), go to the theatre.”
Glenn Hoddle on #efc fans: "If it's just entertainment (they want), go to the theatre."
— Paul Brown (@pbsportswriter) May 5, 2018
Football Insider verdict:
Hoddle has a point – what is it that Everton fans want? They have had a manager who brought entertainment in the form of Roberto Martinez but that went wrong and they wanted him out. The club needed stability at a time when under Ronald Koeman it looked as though they might face relegation and Big Sam brought that to Goodison Park and what’s more he has guided them to eighth in the table. Supporters should give the former England boss the summer to see the kind of players Allardyce signs and if performances do not improve then a change at the top should be made. The treatment handed out to the manager by supporters is far too knee-jerk and the Toffees faithful should take a step back and realise they are now in a position where they were probably likely to finish before the start of the season. Hoddle is absolutely right – maybe fans of the club ought to try a trip to the theatre as an alternative.