John Aldridge has revealed that he is not a fan of Sam Allardyce and believes the manager has taken advantage of Everton’s fear of being relegated.
In an interview with the Irish Independent, the Liverpool legend has no kind words for the Toffees boss and said he thinks Allardyce “revels in his own ego” and wrongly promotes that he is a “miracle worker”.
“Everton’s owners started to fear their club was falling apart and they finally gave Allardyce the money he wanted to take over,” said Aldridge.
“There are rumours he is on more than £100,000-a-week at Everton and that’s before his ‘survival’ bonus is taken into account.”
Aldridge believes the Toffees were never in danger of being relegated, which means Allardyce was never going to fail, and that the survival bonus in his contract was always going to be “cashed in.”
The Liverpool legend went on to insist that Everton fans would soon get bored of Allardyce’s style of football as it’s hard to watch.
Since taking over the Toffees, Allardyce is yet to suffer a defeat, winning two of his three games in charge.
The manager masterminded Everton picking up a point against in-form Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.
Allardyce’s side are next in action on Wednesday when they travel to face Newcastle United.
Last time the two sides met at St James Park, the Toffees won 1-0 thanks to a Tom Cleverley goal.
In other Everton news, here is Allardyce’s best possible line-up for the game.