Big Sam Sacked by Everton

Everton manager Sam Allardyce left shakes hands with West Ham manager David Moyes ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Everton at the London Stadium in London Sunday May 13

Everton manager Sam Allardyce left shakes hands with West Ham manager David Moyes ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Everton at the London Stadium in London Sunday May 13

Everton manager Sam Allardyce launches a scathing attack on the club's board after they failed to inform him and his staff about sweeping changes to the hierarchy.

He appeared to be the club's first choice last autumn when the vacancy first arose, yet the Hornets refused the 40-year-old permission to speak to the Merseyside club.

"We have made the decision that, as part of our longer-term plan, we will be appointing a new manager this summer", said new chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale.

Allardyce was sacked from his job as Everton manager on Wednesday morning and the club are expected to bring in former Watford boss Marco Silva to replace him in the coming days.

The team were 13th in the Premier League when Allardyce took over and finished the season in eighth position.

'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.


"Everton were previously linked with lining up Silva as a replacement for Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park and the Toffees are now priced at 4/1 to finally get their hands on the in-demand gaffer".

Last month, Allardyce 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.

The move, which - regardless of league positioning - had to be made, ultimately was made by Moshiri and the club now begin their search for their fourth manager in three years.

Allardyce told The Mirror: "I'm shocked, disappointed and disgusted that the football club didn't have the decency to tell me, my Director of Football and my staff about the changes".

When asked about his future on Monday, Allardyce told Sky Sports News: "It's my job to turn that around".

"I've done all that I can, the backroom staff have done all that they can, and the players have done all that they can".

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