Everton FC have sacked Sam Allardyce after just six months into an eighteen-month contract. The 63-year-old took over from Ronald Koeman with the Merseyside club 13th in the table and guided them to an 8th place finish.
Allardyce was unbeaten in his first six games as Everton boss, whilst giving them their only win in a disastrous Europa League campaign. However, fans appeared dissatisfied with his cautious style of play.
Everton managed just 213 shots in the Premier League after his appointment, the fewest by any club. Recently, the club was forced apologize to him after it came to light that it had circulated a questionnaire asking fans to rate his managerial ability.
The decision was made known to Sam Allardyce by the club’s majority shareholder, Farhad Moshiri in London.
Meanwhile, former Watford boss Marco Silva is believed to have been lined up as a potential replacement for Big Sam at Goodison Park.
The club thanked him for his service through chief executive, Denise Barrett-Baxendale:
“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.
“However, we have made the decision that, as part of our longer-term plan, we will be appointing a new manager this summer and will be commencing this process immediately”.