Everton released an official statement regarding the sacking of their manager, Sam Allardyce. The rumour has been circling the Goodison Park for some time now as Farhad Moshiri looks to rebuild his team into more of a title contender.
? | Sam Allardyce has left his role as manager.
— Everton (@Everton) May 16, 2018
While to some, it might be a bit too harsh from the Everton management but to most of the fans, it seems like the right decision to have been made. ‘Big Sam’ was instrumental in digging the side out of the relegation scraps earlier in the season and stage them a respectable 8th place of the Premier League.
He addressed all the issues that needed to be addressed and more. But the 63-year-old’s contributions somehow reached its limits in the late stage of the season when the Toffees could not hold onto a winning run.
It was the correct decision. We needed a fresh approach. Having said I do wish to thank Big Sam and his staff’s efforts for getting us out of trouble. This can’t be overlooked. #EFC
— Peter Papadopoulos (@PeterPapadopo11) May 16, 2018
Finishing 8th when you were toying with relegation early in the season !! Not worried about Big Sam as he got paid a huge amount of money but what do Everton fans think is achievable in the current pyramid of football? Be careful what you wish for?!!
— Richard Stone (@richstone59) May 16, 2018
A number of high profile names have been tied to the club, ranging from their previous target and former Watford boss, Marco Silva to AFC Bournemouth‘s Eddie Howe. It is yet to be announced as to who will take charge at Goodison for the upcoming season but the latter looks to be the most likely.
He made a wonderful run with the Hornets earlier in the season and was even ready to take over the reigns from Koeman. Maybe his youthful exuberance paired with his attractive style of football will be enough to push the team into places either closer to or in the European qualification spots.
Disgusting how the fans treated Sam – brought stability to the club when needed signed a top class striker, with more investment he would have guaranteed European qualification next season
— Erol (@Erol04039760) May 16, 2018
Thanks sam you done a decent job but efc are bigger and better than you
— paul comer (@paulcomer1966) May 16, 2018
Koeman is sacked for weak performances with no decent striker. Allardyce finishes 8th amd plays shite with 40+ mil worth of strikers and its described as “job done”? This is where logic died
— AntzTheNerd (@AntzTheNerd) May 16, 2018
The repercussions of such a move might be too soon to judge for now but Everton remains as one of the most promising teams in the English top-flight backed by a heavy investment policy matched with that of some of the country’s elites.