“I can’t honestly produce any more than I’m doing,” said Allardyce. “I’m sorry some fans don’t like it but we are trying as hard as we can, myself, my staff and the players.”
He understands that Everton are yet to break into the top bracket of clubs this season but believes the hatred will change with his team winning matches more often in the future. Allardyce added: “We have got 14 points from our last seven games. I can only say it is just one of those things and if we keep winning it might change to love.”
However, it is understood that the fans are not the only ones unhappy with Allardyce’s effort. Everton owner Farhad Moshiri is displeased with the clubs progress after spending a fortune in the last 12 months and might want to seek a replacement soon. Should Big Sam get the axe, here are three managers who can replace him at Everton.
The Watford manager lost his job despite helping the Hornets play some good football in the first half of the campaign. The reason for firing Silva was not just Watford’s deteriorating performances but also the manager’s fickle minded approach towards his job.
Silva was clearly tempted by the talks of Everton approaching him for a managerial job and it did not sit well with the Watford bosses who decided to pull the plug and axe the manager. However, he remains a good manager and a person high up on Moshiri’s wishlist.
Not a high profile choice in any manner but he should be mentioned in the running because of his style of management. He was at Southampton last season where he led the Saints to a top half finish but was sacked despite that. Now the Saints are struggling in the relegation fight. At Leicester City, he took over this year from Craig Shakespeare’s team who were down in the dumps and have turned them into a top half team.
What is even better is that his teams not only win matches but also play entertaining, attacking football. Something definitely for Moshiri to consider then?
The Burnley manager have experienced a fruitful season in the Premier League and has been one of the most talked about names in English club football in the recent times. The addition of the Englishman at the Merseyside club might be a good call from the owner and can help Everton bring back their glory days.