Everton re-open talks with Sam Allardyce

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 27 November 2017, 15:56

Sam Allardyce is once again the frontrunner to replace Ronald Koeman at Everton, less than two weeks after ruling himself out of contention for the job.

Big Sam was hotly linked with the Toffees earlier in November, only to then drift in the betting after he stated that he was no longer interested in the role due to frustrations over contract negotiations.

But now the former England manager has today (Monday) performed a u-turn after opting to re-open talks with struggling Everton.

As a result bookmakers have cut his odds from around the 10/1 mark to the odds-on favourite, as the “retired” 63-year-old takes a step closer to bagging his seventh Premier League job.

Everton’s search for a new manager has been an absolute shambles. The club clearly had no plan after sacking Koeman, while it quickly became evident that the Dutchman’s temporary replacement, caretaker David Unsworth, was way out of his depth.

Under Unsworth Everton have won only one of seven matches, while they’ve been dumped out of both the Europa League and League Cup.

The Toffees were twice pied by Watford in their bid to lure Marco Silva over to Goodison Park, while the likes of Louis van Gaal, Diego Simeone, and Ralf Rangnick simply weren’t interested.

For some reason Burnley boss Sean Dyche was never even approached.

The Merseyside outfit are currently in all sorts of trouble down in 16th place, just two points above the relegation zone after 13 matches, during which they have leaked in a league-high 28 goals.

But, as we all know, Big Sam has never been relegated from the top-flight, and should he return to management with Everton, you can bet your last penny that they’ll avoid the dreaded drop.

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