Sam Allardyce agrees deal to become Everton manager

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 29 November 2017, 12:34

Sam Allardyce simply can’t stay away from the dugout. Six months after he officially “retired” from management, Big Sam is back after he, at long last, agreed a deal to become the new Everton boss.

(Sam Allardyce has since been officially appointed, signing a deal up to June 2019)

Everton’s frustrating five-week search for Ronald Koeman’s replacement has been well documented. The likes of Marco Silva, Sean Dyche, Louis van Gaal, caretaker David Unsworth, Paulo Fonseca, and even Diego Simeone have all been linked with the vacancy.

However, it’s the experienced veteran Allardyce who bags the job, joining old friends Roy Hodgson, Alan Pardew and David Moyes back in the Premier League...young British trying to burst into the big time have once again been blocked by that dreaded glass ceiling.

There will now be nine British bosses working in the top-flight, none of whom will be in the top-6, while the majority will be embroiled in a relegation battle.

The post will be Allardyce’s twelfth in the managerial arena and seventh in the Premier League. The firefighter has famously never been relegated from the top-flight, and he’ll now be bidding to maintain this impressive record by resurrecting struggling Everton and leading them to safety.

Caretaker Unsworth will take charge of his eighth (W 1 D1 L5) and final game tonight (Wednesday) when Everton host Allardyce’s former club West Ham at Goodison Park. Allardyce is expected to attend the game with an official announcement of his appointment beforehand.

 

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