Manager to agree terms for stunning Everton deal within days, will take charge v Crystal Palace - report
By Danny Wright
Everton look poised to be making Sam Allardyce their new manager over the coming days, according to a report.
The Sun claims that Allardyce, 63, is on the verge of signing a stunning £100,000-a-week deal to keep him at Goodison Park until the end of the season with Craig Shakesepeare coming in as his assistant boss.
It is understood that Everton’s first choice was Watford boss Marco Silva, but the Portuguese opted to show loyalty to Vicarage Road after only joining them in the summer.
The report says that experienced manager Allardyce will take charge of his first Everton game against his former club Crystal Palace after the international break on November 18.
The Sun claims that the Eagles would be due £2million in compensation after the former England and West Ham boss quit Selhurt Park at the end of last season.
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Football Insider Verdict
The Everton bosses must seriously believe that they are in a fight for survival this season after a shocking start that saw Ronald Koeman sacked two weeks ago. Allardyce is an expert at keeping teams in the Premier League but he has done little with teams that have their eyes set on European football, which is what Everton will probably still want. It’s only November and few forget that only 11 games have been played. There is still a lot of time for things to completely change for the Toffees. With Allardyce coming in just until the end of the season, Everton can continue to keep an eye out for a long-term successor, so it’s a smart deal that they have negotiated.