Sam Allardyce favourite for Everton job after holding talksby Jack Kitson / 06 November 2017, 12:03Tweet
Former England boss Sam Allardyce is the odds-on favourite to replace Ronald Koeman at Everton after meeting with the club’s owner Farhad Moshiri for face-to-face talks.
The Telegraph today (Monday) reports that Big Sam could now become the new Toffees boss during the international break, with former Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare coming in as his assistant.
The ex Crystal Palace manager has been out of work since leaving the Eagles in the summer when he called time on his managerial career.
No one believed him though, and now after being linked with numerous posts he could be on the cusp of returning to the Premier League dugout.
Despite leading Everton to a stunning 3-2 comeback over Watford on Sunday, it appears to be too little too late for caretaker boss David Unsworth who lost his other three games, as the Merseyside outfit bowed out of two cup competitions.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche and Watford gaffer Marco Silva have not yet directly ruled out a switch to Everton, although the latest developments with Allardyce means a move for either of those two managers now looks unlikely.
Everton are currently 15th in the table with just three wins from 11 games this season, leaking in 22 goals and scoring 10. The club are next in action away to basement club Crystal Palace (18th November), which could prove to be Allardyce’s first match in charge.
In his last two club jobs he’s saved Sunderland and Palace from the dreaded drop, while we all know what happened at England...
Sam Allardyce has held a face-to-face meeting with Farhad Moshiri; he's new favourite to be Everton's next manager. Board meeting this week— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) November 6, 2017