Everton have opened negotiations with Sam Allardyce over becoming the next Goodison Park manager, according to a reliable journalist.
Sky Sports reporter Rob Dorsett claimed on his personal Twitter account on Monday afternoon that Allardyce, 63, is now back in talks with the Toffees with former Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare in the running to be his assistant manager.
— Rob Dorsett (@RobDorsettSky) November 27, 2017
Everton have spent five weeks on the hunt for a successor to Ronald Koeman but now appear to finally be willing to give Allardyce what he wants after the ex-England boss previously ruled himself out of contention to take charge at Goodison.
The 63-year-old has been out of work since leaving Crystal Palace at the end of last season but has a great deal of experience to hand in the Premier League.
West Ham, Newcastle, Bolton, Blackburn and Sunderland have all seen Allardyce come and go, but now it seems as though his next destination is arguably one of the biggest ones he’s had.
Football Insider Verdict
Everton need someone to shove a rocket up the backsides of their senior players and get them playing again – Allardyce is that man. He isn’t the popular choice, but he seems like he is the only choice and two dismal results last week have seemingly pushed the Toffees board into action to hire someone as soon as possible. David Unsworth was really struggling to get results out of this side of players that was assembled with a lot of money in the summer. Koeman should have been given more time to work things out but such is the short-termism of football these days, the Dutchman had no chance in reality. Allardyce will ensure the Toffees of a solid mid-table finish.
In other Everton news, this manager target has penned a two-year deal after snubbing the Blues.