Everton Contemplate Swoop for Shakhtar Boss Paulo Fonseca to Replace Sam Allardyce

Leighton Baines

Leighton Baines

The Toffees have won just once in nine games, against Leicester last time out at Goodison Park, in all competitions.

"I was a bit disappointed we didn't get the clean sheet but I thought we were defensively solid and we found a way to take our chances in the second half".

Having taken over Crystal Palace after Frank de Boer's short-lived reign in charge, Hodgson has worked tremendously to take a club that had failed to score a league goal after their first seven games to 14th in the league.

Allardyce had responded to last weekend's horror show against Arsenal by restoring nearly the same starting XI that had beaten Leicester. Eliaquim Mangala was handed his debut in place of Phil Jagielka but the line-up was otherwise the same as 10 days ago. "The only way I stop is that or if I don't keep my job".

"There wasn't anything wrong with his performance in the second half".


Big Sam needs to find the right balance if Everton are to come close to pushing into the top six.

However, Coleman's problem isn't related to the leg break that has kept him out of virtually all this season.

Former defender Unsworth ended his lengthy playing career in 2009 and began coaching with Preston North End and Sheffield United before returning for a third stint at Goodison Park, where he initially served as assistant to Under-21 chief Alan Stubbs before taking over the youth setup following the latter's departure to Hibernian.

And the Daily Mail claims that Everton will look to change their management structure in the summer with PSV Eindhoven sporting director Marcel Brands in line to replace Steve Walsh, who is the current under-pressure head of recruitment. "Our home form is very good".

Asked if he would be willing to share a drink with Allardyce, Hodgson replied: "We've a train to catch so I don't think there will be time".

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