'I'd have to consider' - English manager confirms interest in Everton vacancy
By Danny Wright
Sam Allardyce has confirmed that he would “consider” taking up the Everton manager’s job if he was approached by the Merseyside club.
The Toffees are on the hunt to replace Ronald Koeman, who was sacked last week following a terrible start to the season despite breaking several transfer records in the summer.
Allardyce, 63, has been without a job since he left Crystal Palace at the end of last season after saving the London side from relegation from the Premier League.
The Englishman has had a host of different jobs in the top-flight with the likes of Bolton, Newcastle, Blackburn and West Ham all experiencing the leadership of ‘Big Sam’.
He has usually taken charge of teams floundering in the lower reaches of the Premier League, and not with the massive ambition that Everton have.
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However with the Toffees currently floundering in the relegation zone, Allardyce has admitted that it would be a job that would interest him if he was offered it.
“I’d have to consider that, if that phone call happens,” said Allardyce, when quizzed about whether or not he is interested in the Goodison Park vacancy, as show on beIN SPORTS’ official Twitter account on Monday.
“There’s no point in speculating at the moment.”
He added: “At the moment it looks like it’s going to be tough for Everton to get out of that position.
“As a team collectively they can’t get a clean sheet and as a team in possession they can’t score a goal and those are the two problems.”
— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) October 30, 2017
David Unsworth has taken caretaker charge of the Everton first-team for their last two games against Chelsea and Leicester, but results haven’t improved for the usual Under-23 boss, with two defeats in both the League Cup and Premier League.
In other Everton news, Gary Neville has slammed this first-team trio after their loss to Leicester.