Everton are on the verge of appointing Sam Allardyce as their manager after he agreed terms to a deal, according to a report.
Sky Sports claims that Allardcye, 63, arrived in England on Wednesday morning after a break in Dubai and will be in attendance at Goodison Park on the night when the Toffees take on West Ham in the Premier League.
It is understood that the Merseysiders are to complete the triple signing of Allardyce, Sammy Lee and Craig Shakespeare in a new-look coaching set-up.
The report stats that Lee will join Everton as assistant manager while Shakespeare, who was recently sacked by Leicester, will also join the backroom staff.
Everton have spent over five weeks searching for a successor to Ronald Koeman and it seems that they were forced into accelerating the process following Sunday’s 4-1 defeat to Southampton.
David Unsworth has won just one of seven games in caretaker charge and Sky Sports reports that he will return to his role as the Under-23s manager following Wednesday night’s clash against the Hammers.
Football Insider Verdict
It now seems pretty much set in stone that Everton will be hiring Allardyce unless something bizarre happens between now and his official unveiling. The former England manager will certainly do what he is expected to do at Goodison Park. He will stop the rot that is currently infecting the club and he will also ensure them of their Premier League status. Relegation was unthinkable for Everton so it seems that they have taken the safest route possible to avoid such an eventuality. Allardyce is reliable but he won’t be the popular choice with the fans. They have been used to some good football in the last couple of seasons with Koeman in charge, but that is about to change.
In other Everton news, this manager has quit an ultra-rich club following talks with the Toffees.