Everton boss Sam Allardyce defends his work

Everton manager Sam Allardyce. Photo by Joe Toth/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9670012bx)

Sam Allardyce was appointed as Everton manager late last year when the club was flirting with relegation.

”Big Sam” did manage to successfully navigate the Toffees out of the danger zone and to a comfortable finish. Despite this, many fans have not been impressed by the style of play used by the club and would like to see a fresh manager arrive at Goodison Park next term. This has led to speculation that Big Sam could be sacked this summer.

Owner of the club Farhad Moshiri is now looking at alternative candidates and former Watford manager Marco Silva and Shakhtar Donetsk’s Paulo Fonseca are understood to be the leading candidates.

In response, Allardyce commented: “You have to survive by results. If you play attractive football and lose every game, you get sacked. There’s nothing wrong with our style of play because it suits the players. My job as always is to get better players because then we play more attractive football. You can only deal with the tools and players you have available at the time.”