Sam Allardyce makes blunt revelation about reported Everton talks
By Danny Wright
Sam Allardyce has revealed that he is not in any talks with Everton over becoming their new manager.
The Sun has recently reported that Allardyce, 63, is about to sign a £100,000-a-week deal with the Toffees to keep him at Goodison Park until the end of the season.
It was understood that ex-Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare would also become the assistant manager to work alongside Allardyce in a bid to rescue what has so far been an awful season for the club which resulted in Ronald Koeman being sacked two weeks ago.
Speaking on TalkSport on Thursday morning, Allardyce rubbished any negotiations that were reportedly taking place between him and Everton and destroyed Sun journalist Alan Nixon for his story.
“It’s just not true because I wouldn’t be sat here if Everton were talking about a contract, We would be negotiating,” the ex-England boss said bluntly, as shown on the official Twitter account of Alan Brazil’s Sports Breakfast.
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“There’s no contract talks with Everton in any way, shape or form.
“And what I wouldn’t accept is complete and utter nonsense from Alan Nixon.”
“I wouldn’t be here if I was talking to Everton!”
— Alan Brazil (@SportsBreakfast) November 9, 2017
Allardyce has been strongly linked with the Toffees job since Koeman was sacked but a number of other names are also thought to be in the running.
The Sun’s report claimed that Watford’s Marco Silva was their top target while Burnley’s Sean Dyche and Everton caretaker boss David Unsworth have also been tipped to be handed the permanent role.
Unsworth has struggled to steady the ship in his first four games in caretaker charge of the Toffees and only recently got his first win on Sunday when the side came from behind to beat Watford.