Sam Allardyce: Everton manager leaves club after six months in charge

  • Sam Allardyce: Everton manager leaves club after six months in charge

Sam Allardyce: Everton manager leaves club after six months in charge

Silva was favourite to take over at Everton when the job became available last November.

The former England boss has managed to revive the Toffees' form since his appointment in January and the club finished the Premier League campaign on eighth position.

Denise Barrett-Baxendale, deputy chief officer of the club said: "On behalf of the Chairman, Board of Directors and Moshiri, I would like to thank Sam for the job he has done at Everton over the last seven months".

Marco Silva is thought to be the frontrunner for the Everton post once more, despite their approach for the then-Watford boss previous year causing acrimony between the two clubs and preceding the Portuguese coach's departure from Vicarage Road.

The 40-year-old Portuguese was owner Farhad Moshiri's first choice when he dismissed Dutchman Koeman.

He took over after a poor start to the season under Dutchman Koeman left the club in the relegation zone with two wins from nine matches.

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GETTYEverton news Sam Allardyce could be replaced by Marco Silva

Sam Allardyce has been sacked by Everton hours after he slammed Everton over backroom restructure.

The club apologised to Allardyce in April after a survey was sent to fans asking them to rank their manager's performance on a scale of zero to 10. The manager had a further season on his contract.

Everton scored only 44 goals in 38 outings in the league, the second lowest tally of all teams outside the bottom six, and with the future in mind, the club have decided to make a change.

England's all-time top scorer had reportedly agreed terms on a £12.5 million move to DC United in Major League Soccer last week.

Allardyce was told the news this morning but hit out last night after the club announced sweeping changes to its management structure.

As part of the questionnaire, supporters were asked whether they agree with the statement: "I have a high level of trust in the current manager and coaching staff at Everton making the right decisions to get the best out of the team".