Everton are expected to sever ties with manager Sam Allardyce after talks between the two parties were scheduled for the end of the week, according to a report.
ESPN has revealed that Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri and the former England boss are expected to mutually agree that a parting of ways is the best course of action.
The 63-year-old has faced a barrage of criticism from supporters of the Blues for most of his tenure at Goodison Park where he has come under increased pressure to be removed from his position.
After taking over from Ronald Koeman in November when the club were struggling, Big Sam guided the club to an eighth-place finish in the Premier League table.
Football Insider verdict:
This will be music to the ears of Everton supporters who for one reason or another do not believe the one-time England boss is good enough for them. This news will surely pave the way for one of Paulo Fonseca or Marco Silva to make an arrival – the ex-Watford manager was previously targeted by the Blues directly after Koeman’s departure to no avail. Supporters have grown increasingly weary with Big Sam’s so-called dreary tactics but having had the January transfer window to make improvements, we believe that the arrivals of Cenk Tosun and Theo Walcott have gone some of the way to amending that lack of attacking thrust and given another shot in the summer, he could’ve made his real mark on the side by overhauling the deadwood that was left behind courtesy of the previous manager. However, it’s looking all the world as though the silly-season is kicking in and the fans who wanted “Allardyce out” will finally get their way.