English Premiership

Allardyce admits he would talk to Everton

2017-10-31 09:39
Sam Allardyce (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Survival specialist Sam Allardyce admits he would consider the Everton job if an approach came to tempt him back into management.

The 63-year-old hinted at retiring when he left Crystal Palace at the end of last season after keeping them in the Premier League.

Toffees Under-23 coach David Unsworth currently occupies the hot-seat on a caretaker basis following the sacking of Ronald Koeman last week.

Unsworth's tenure began with a 2-0 defeat to Leicester on Sunday which left the Merseysiders in the relegation zone on goal difference, and Allardyce feels he is better suited to the turning the club's fortunes around.

Asked whether he'd accept the Goodison Park post if it was offered, 'Big Sam' told BeIN Sports: "I'd have to consider that if that phone call happens.

"There's no point speculating at the moment. David Unsworth is in the chair, Joe [Royle] sat upstairs will have an opinion today [after the Leicester defeat] and from the Chelsea game.

"It's really going to be tough for Everton to get out of that position. Not because the lads are not trying, but as a team collectively they can't keep a clean sheet and can't score a goal.

"Those are the two problems, if you resolve one, you'll end up resolving the other and that will start with the clean sheet.

"I've been in this position a number of times in the last three clubs I've had. I'd just put the team back to basics and show them what exactly what it takes to get out of this position.

"Sometimes it's not entertaining, particularly away from home, but it's about commitment, getting a result and how do you do it?

"You look at the strengths and weaknesses of the side and promote the strengths, build the confidence, but stick to a basic game where you make fewer mistakes than the opposition, try and get the clean sheet and go from there."

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