Sam Allardyce Sacked As Everton Manager
Sam Allardyce has been sacked as Everton manager after six months.
The 63-year-old signed a contract until June 2019 when he took over in November following Ronald Koeman‘s dismissal.
Everton, who were 13th in the Premier League when Allardyce arrived, finished the season in eighth.
Allardyce had come under fire from fans over the route one style of play and former England and Manchester United star Wayne Rooney was rumoured to want to move if Allardyce stayed.
“We have made the decision that, as part of our longer-term plan, we will be appointing a new manager this summer,” said club director Denise Barrett-Baxendale.
“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.
The favourite to replace Allardyce, who had a year remaining on his contract, is believed to be former Hull City and Watford boss Marco Silva.