Sam Allardyce leaves the Everton manager's job

Sam Allardyce

The former England manager knew it was coming as talks were planned with majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri today.

That was accomplished soon enough, but a significant section of the Merseyside club's fanbase have become disgruntled with a perceived negative style of football under the 63-year-old former England boss.

Allardyce agreed a contract until the summer of 2019 when he took over last November with the club 13th in the Premier League, five points above the relegation zone.

Liverpool:Sam Allardyce was on Wednesday sacked as manager of Premier League side Everton after just six months and despite guiding them away from trouble to an eighth-placed finish, the club announced.

Allardyce still had 12 months left on his Goodison but, with fans regularly voicing their discontent over the predictably squalid football being played, it's widely assumed that the club have been making arrangements in the background to bring Marco Silva in this summer.

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

Allardyce seemed to accept his fate after the Toffees' final match of the season, a 3-1 defeat by West Ham, on Sunday.

'Again, we'd like to place on record our honest thanks to Sam for his work with us over the last few months and wish him well for the future'. The 40-year-old Portuguese was the preferred choice for owner Farhad Moshiri when Ronald Koeman was shown the exit door.

The Hornets refused to let Silva go only to sack him in January, citing the disruption caused by Everton's "unwarranted approach" for a major dip in form.

The writing seemed to be on the wall for Allardyce even last month when he dismissed a survey sent to fans asking them to grade his performance out of 10 as a mistake on the part of the club's marketing director, who he said does not "understand" how football works.

"They must have been in the pipeline for a considerable time but no-one thought to tell me and my staff".

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