By Richard Parks
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri will jet into England today (Tuesday) to axe Sam Allardyce and his backroom staff, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim the Goodison Park majority shareholder is to wield the axe as he heads in for a series of boardroom meetings to determine the way forward for the Merseyside club this summer.
It is said that Moshiri will meet with Allardyce for face-to-face talks and tell him his reign is over and he will be followed out of the exit door by his backroom staff of Sammy Lee, Craig Shakespeare and goalkeeping coach Martyn Martgetson.
Football Insider verdict:
It is not always inevitable that the manager is followed out of the door by his backroom staff when he leaves. Arsenal number two Steve Bould will reportedly stay on under the new boss – whoever that is – while many ex-assistants go on to get the top job, either as caretaker or permanently. This happened to Shakespeare last year at Leicester, where he performed impressively enough following Claudio Ranieri’s sacking to get the job permanently. Shakespeare eventually got the boot, but he will reappear in a dugout some time soon, as inevitably will Sammy Lee, regardless of whether Allardyce returns to management or not. The likelihood is that Big Sam will not be able to ignore a tilt at another Premier League job, although his reputation as a survival specialist means the plum jobs are unlikely to come his way. Expect the 63-year-old to claim he’s fed up with management, before being tempted back in the autumn by a desperate top-flight outfit.