Sam Allardyce has been relieved of his position as manager of Everton after spending just six months in charge at Goodison park, the club have announced.
Allardyce was appointed in November with a brief to rescue Everton from relegation trouble which was accomplished, but he never found favour with fans at Goodison Park.
Everton’s chief executive Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale said: “On behalf of the chairman, board of directors and Mr Moshiri, I’d like to thank Sam for the job he has done at Everton over the last seven months.
“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.
“Again, we’d like to place on record our sincere thanks to Sam for his work with us over the last few months and wish him well for the future.”
Source – Everton via AFP