Simon Jordan wasn’t shocked about the news that Sam Allardyce is likely to take the Everton job as he believed the manager would be keen to prove himself at a club that should be in the Premier League’s top seven.
On talkSPORT (Wednesday 14:06), the 50-year-old revealed that it was not only a good appointment for the Toffees but for Allardyce himself.
The English businessman said it would be the “biggest job in English football” that Allardyce would have had up to this point bar the national team, confidently saying that the Toffees were bigger than Newcastle United.
The 50-year-old revealed that he believed “Everton were a top seven side by achievement” and that “Sam Allardyce has a lot of things to prove” because no top six Premier League club is going to hire him.
Jordan explained further why the Toffees are tempting for the former England boss, highlighting Farhad Moshiri’s influence when he said: “a new owner who appears to have more money than god” is a sign that the club is on the up.
Moshiri’s money did not help Ronald Koeman achieve success, as he was fired on October 23 for poor performances, even though he spent a huge amount over the summer on players such as Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Despite Jordan’s claims that Everton are a top seven club, the Toffees are 17th, 10 points behind seventh placed Burnley and are only two points clear of the relegation zone this season.
Everton could even fall into the relegation zone if they lose to West Ham on Wednesday night at Goodison Park.
In other Everton news, here is Unsworth’s predicted Toffees line-up for tonight’s must-win Premier League clash.