Everton will sack Sam Allardyce in a “matter of days”, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claims that Farhad Moshiri has made the decision after Allardyce failed to win either him or the Everton fans over, despite finishing in the top half of the table after a very shaky start under Ronald Koeman.
The report also claims that chairman Bill Kenwright’s position is in threat.
It’s the start of a huge summer shake-up and will see Everton pay Allardyce for the remaining year of his deal, worth £6million.
Allardyce’s number two Sammy Lee will also leave.
Football Insider verdict:
This has been coming. While Allardyce met all accusations of fan unrest by putting his fingers in his ears and being belligerent, it’s been plain to see that he couldn’t carry on at Goodison. In some ways it’s harsh – he took over when everton were in trouble and steered them to eighth place in the league. But Allardyce’s fatal mistake is that he showed no prospect of being able to take Everton on from there. He was brought in to make sure the disaster scenario of relegation didn’t happen and he’s done that, made himself even richer and will pocket another £6million on top. Perhaps there’s no need to feel too sorry for him. Marco Silva is the name at the top of Moshiri’s shortlist and he’d be a much better fit for the Everton football philosophy. Everton play West Ham today and we wouldn’t be surprised to hear an announcement from Everton about Allardyce as son as Monday. Why wait?