Sam Allardyce is hopeful of steering Sunderland to safety
Sam Allardyce, one of the favourites for the Everton job

By John Reid

Both Marco Silva and Sam Allardyce are now out of the running to become the new permanent Everton manager, according to a report.

Sky Sports News is reporting that Allardyce dropped out of the running at the weekend, as he wasn’t satisfied at the length of contract he was offered.

As previously reported, Everton’s approach to Watford for Marco Silva was dismissed outright by the Vicarage Road club.

Silva reportedly does not have a release clause in his contract so Everton have decided to end their interest in him.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche was one of the early favourites for the Goodison Park job but as yet there have been no contact between Everton and Burnley.

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Caretaker manager David Unsworth has been in charge of Everton since the sacking of Ronald Koeman last month.

He earned his first victory in five attempts with a spirited 3-2 victory over Watford in the last game before the international break.

The Toffeemen showed some fight in recovering from going 2-0 behind to win the game and move out of the Premier League relegation zone.

Everton’s next game is away to bottom of the league Crystal Palace this weekend.

In other Everton news, Ray Parlour predicts that Everton won’t be relegated this season 

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