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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.

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