Friday 19


Everton sack Allardyce

16th May 2018, 10:22 by Chris Rivers

Everton have sacked manager Sam Allardyce after just six months in charge, revealing he did not figure in their long-term plans.

The ex-England head coach was appointed on November 30 following a poor start to the season under Ronald Koeman and the 63-year-old managed to steer the Merseysiders away from the wrong end of the table as they ended the campaign in eighth place.

Allardyce, who still had 12 months left on his contract, won 10 of his 26 games in charge but his style of play did not sit well with many supporters and protests at Goodison Park became commonplace towards the end of the season.

The club have now decided to part ways with Allardyce, revealing he was viewed as a stop-gap ahead of appointing a new head coach this summer.

Deputy CEO of Everton, Denise Barrett-Baxendale, said: "On behalf of the Chairman, Board of Directors and Mr Moshiri, I'd like to thank Sam for the job he has done at Everton over the last seven months.

"Sam was brought in at a challenging time last season to provide us with some stability and we are grateful to him for doing that.

"However, we have made the decision that, as part of our longer-term plan, we will be appointing a new manager this summer and will be commencing this process immediately.

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

Former Watford and Hull City coach Marco Silva, who was linked with the job after Koeman's sacking, is seen as the No.1 choice for Everton as they begin the process of finding Allardyce's replacement.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Chris Rivers is an experienced reporter who closely follows both Arsenal and Wales Rugby Union team. As well as in-depth football and rugby knowledge, Chris is an avid American Football, Formula One and boxing fan.

More Everton


January signings on the table for Silva

18th October 2018, 15:13

Everton boss Marco Silva is remaining coy on his plans for the January transfer window but has not ruled out adding to his squad.


Silva wants McCarthy back

18th October 2018, 05:08

Everton boss Marco Silva has assured James McCarthy he will feature in his plans going forward once he is fully fit.


Silva provides update on summer signing

17th October 2018, 15:54

Everton boss Marco Silva has revealed Andre Gomes could soon make his debut after stepping up his recovery.


Everton join race for Gunners star

17th October 2018, 04:47

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is on Everton's wanted list and they are ready to break the bank to try and land him.


Bernard focused on Toffees amid Brazil talk

16th October 2018, 11:45

Bernard claims he is fully focused on playing well for Everton despite talk of him winning a recall to the Brazil national team.


Mirallas keen on Italy deal

16th October 2018, 05:39

Kevin Mirallas says he has no intention of returning to Everton and is keen to sign a permanent deal with Fiorentina.

Recent Sport Headlines


Inter ace to snub Chelsea

19th October 2018, 02:12

Chelsea target Mauro Icardi has revealed he wants to pen a new deal with Inter Milan.

Bayern Munich

Wenger set to be unveiled at Bayern

19th October 2018, 02:03

Bayern Munich have called a press conference for Friday morning to announce Arsene Wenger as their new manager, reports claim.

AS Roma

Roma striker rumours cooled

19th October 2018, 01:49

West Ham United have cooled reports linking them with a move for AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko in January.

Real Madrid

Bale set for Levante clash

19th October 2018, 01:29

Gareth Bale has returned to full training with Real Madrid ahead of this weekend's game against Levante.


Hughes rallies Saints troops

19th October 2018, 00:57

Southampton boss Mark Hughes is optimistic of improved results after just one win in the opening eight Premier League games.

West Ham United

Fresh injury setback for Hammers star

19th October 2018, 00:49

Jack Wilshere is struggling with an ankle problem and is facing more time out injured but Andy Carroll is back in training.

Manchester United

Shaw makes Reds pledge

19th October 2018, 00:39

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw says he is 'very proud' and the hard work is not over after he penned a new five-year deal.


Dyche hopes for Heaton stay

19th October 2018, 00:27

Sean Dyche insists Tom Heaton has a future at Burnley but would understand if the goalkeeper wanted to move on.