Everton fans have received the worst possible news after hearing that their manager wants to remain in charge at Goodison Park beyond the end of this season.
And talks have already begun.
Rumours have been rife that Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri would cut short the former England manager’s tenure following his two-year appointment that was made back in November, following a string of dismal displays and poor results.
But when asked about whether he wanted to stay at the club, Allardyce was quoted in The Sun as saying, “Of course.
“I came out of retirement because there was a long-term plan at Everton, a long-term aspect of going forward which I was excited to be a part of and understanding the history of Everton Football Club.”
Their latest defeat came away at Burnley last weekend, and despite having taken the lead, once Sean Dyche’s side bagged an equaliser the writing was on the wall.
His players ought to shoulder some of the blame – their lack of fight and mettle has been nothing short of scandalous.
If Moshiri made the grave mistake of keeping him on, it would only take two poor results in the new campaign for things to unravel and they would be left where they are now.
A manager has to be popular before a ball has even been kicked – Big Sam wasn’t and as soon as things started to go against the Toffees supporters were calling for his head.
Paulo Fonseca would go down well, as would Marco Silva – either of the two would be given time to integrate their footballing philosophy on the players and kick this club into action.
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