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Sam Allardyce: Everton to name ex-England manager as boss

Sam Allardyce: Everton to name ex-England manager as boss

Sam Allardyce will take charge for the first time in Saturday's Premier League clash at home to Huddersfield, having signed a deal to the end of June 2019.

They've had plenty of abuse thrown their way from rival fans as well as their own frustrated followers.

An announcement on Allardyce's appointment is a matter of hours away.

New Everton manager Sam Allardyce says he was seduced by the club's ambition after previously claiming he was not interested in returning to the day-to-day job of a club management role. But after a frustrating and fruitless five-week search for a replacement, the Merseyside club accepted that the former England coach was the best solution for its current troubles.

After his ill-fated spell in charge of England ended in 2016 - which lasted just one game - Big Sam joined Crystal Palace and successfully kept the Eagles up last season before stepping down back in May.

Everton's English striker Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park

"I've always thought Everton was a great club", he told the club's official website. The team has already been eliminated from the Europa League, too.

That faint odour you smell is the acrid stench of desperation emanating from Goodison Park (Edit: make that Finch Farm). Allardyce is known to prioritize clean sheets above anything, and work from there.

Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick and Ashley Williams netted a great header, as Everton picked up a 4-0 victory over David Moyes' side.

Having spent heavy to bring in reinforcements over the summer, Everton have struggled to click this season; the Toffees now sit 17th in the Premier League, two points above the drop zone, and have already been dumped out of the Europa League, following a disastrous showing in the group stage. Yet Allardyce showed during his ill-fated 67-day spell in charge of England previous year that he thinks highly of Rooney.

Allardyce was in the stands to see Everton win for only the second time in 11 games.

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