Sam Allardyce leaves Everton

Annette Crawford
May 16, 2018

In a statement, the club indicated they sacked Allardyce to pursue "a longer-term plan".

The former England boss was hired by the Goodison Park side on November 30 after Ronald Koeman was sacked following a disappointing start to the season.

Everton could allegedly face sanctions if they appoint Marco Silva as their next manager after his previous club Watford reported them to the Premier League for making an "unwarranted approach" to their former employee.

When appointed six months ago, Sam Allardyce was given a contract until June 2019, so no doubt he will be picking up yet another massive pay-off.

Director Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale said: "On behalf of the chairman, board of directors and [owner] Mr Farhad Moshiri, I'd like to thank Sam for the job he has done at Everton over the last seven months".


"I'm shocked, disappointed and disgusted that the football club didn't have the decency to tell me, my Director of Football and my staff about the changes", he told the Liverpool Post on Tuesday.

The decision comes after crunch meetings between the club's board earlier this week.

Allardyce has been heavily criticised by fans for his management and Everton's style of play since he took over and the club said the decision was part of their "longer-term plan". I'm more than happy with what myself, my staff and the players have achieved from when I came in'.

"Again, we'd like to place on record our honest thanks to Sam for his work with us over the last few months and wish him well for the future". "Again, we'd like to place on record our honest thanks to Sam for his work with us over the last few months and wish him well for the future".

Shakhtar Donetsk coach Paulo Fonseca has also been linked with Everton as well as West Ham, while Louis van Gaal, Andre Villas-Boas, Sean Dyche and Eddie Howe are other names reportedly in the frame.

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