English Premiership

Allardyce favourite to become new Everton manager

2017-11-06 12:12
Sam Allardyce (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Former England manager Sam Allardyce has become the odds-on favourite for the vacant Everton post after holding a face-to-face meeting with owner Farhad Moshiri, with a board meeting scheduled to be held this week.

Allardyce recently admitted his interest in taking over the reigns at the Merseyside club and is thought to be keen on bringing recently sacked Leicester City coach Craig Shakespeare in as his assistant.

Meanwhile Everton caretaker manager David Unsworth got his first win since taking over in Sunday’s thrilling 3-2 success against Watford.

The Toffees were beaten by Leicester City in Unsworth’s first match after taking over from Ronald Koeman, but oversaw a thrilling come-from-behind victory against the Hornets.

"The game had everything, didn't it?" Unsworth told the BBC after goals from Oumar Niasse, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, and a Leighton Baines penalty in stoppage time saw them come back from two-goals down at Goodison Park.

"It was an Everton performance in the second half and the crowd were amazing. They got us back into the game without a doubt. I am so proud of our club tonight.

"I might need to lie down in a dark room for half an hour! We showed great fight and spirit, and that's what you need at the bottom of the table.

"The table looks better than it did before the game. The win will give us some confidence - it lifts the club and the training ground."


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