By Laura O'Leary

30th Nov, 2017 | 7:30am

Leon Osman delivers verdict on Sam Allardyce appointment at Everton

Leon Osman has revealed that although he believes Sam Allardyce is the right choice for Everton at this time, he isn’t excited by the manager’s potential arrival.

On BBC Radio 5 Live the former Toffees player shared his opinion on the expected arrival of the new manager, and wasn’t overly thrilled.

“Does the Allardyce appointment excite me?” asked the 36-year-old, before pausing and answering, “No”.

However, the retired midfielder did go on to say that he was probably right for what Everton needed “right now”.

Osman played 433 appearances for Everton, scoring 57 goals, and is a big fan of the club.

Allardyce is expected to be confirmed as the Toffees manager soon, with Sammy Lee and Craig Shakespeare also joining the club as coaches.

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The former England manager would be succeeding Ronald Koeman who was fired over a month ago on October 23.

David Unsworth has been temporary charge of the club since then, and has achieved two wins, including Wednesday night’s thrashing of West Ham.

However, the caretaker manager has seen his side endure heavy defeats as Everton have lost 4-1 to Southampton and 5-1 to Atalanta in their previous two games.

The Toffees’ poor season has seen them eliminated from the Europa League with games to spare but they’ve shot up the league following their win against West Ham to 13th.

In other Everton news, this manager has quit an ultra-rich club following talks with the Toffees.

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