Ever­ton fire Al­lardyce

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Lon­don: Sam Al­lardyce was fired as Ever­ton man­ager af­ter his prag­matic style of foot­ball proved un­pop­u­lar with fans de­spite help­ing to keep the team in the Premier League. Al­lardyce lasted seven months at Ever­ton af­ter sign­ing an 18-month deal with the north­west club in late Novem­ber when it was near the rel­e­ga­tion zone. Ever­ton fin­ished the sea­son in eighth place.

But that wasn’t enough to sat­isfy Ever­ton sup­port­ers who openly voiced their dis­plea­sure at the team’s of­ten dour ap­proach in the fi­nal games of the sea­son.

“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,” said Denise Bar­rett-Bax­en­dale, Ever­ton’s newly hired chief ex­ec­u­tive. “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.”

Bri­tish me­dia re­ported that Marco Silva, who has man­aged Hull and Wat­ford in the Premier League over the last two sea­sons, could take over.

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