Marco Silva expected to replace sacked Sam Allardyce at Everton

Marco Silva expected to replace sacked Sam Allardyce at Everton

The 63-year-old signed a contract until June 2019 when he took over in November following Ronald Koeman's dismissal.

Allardyce has been heavily criticised by fans for his management and Everton's style of play since he took over and the club said the decision was part of their "longer-term plan".

The Sack Race website, using odds from Paddy Power, has former Everton managers David Moyes and Roberto Martinez as third and fourth favourites to replace Allardyce.

"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 Everton chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale in a statement.

Allardyce last month dismissed a survey sent to supporters asking them to grade his performance out of 10 as a mistake on the part of the club's marketing director, who he said does not "understand" how football works.

Everton were the seventh Premier League outfit that Allardyce was in charge of after stints with Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, West Ham, Sunderland and Crystal Palace while he had a short spell at the helm of England before leaving in September 2016.

Disgruntled Everton supporters campaigned for Allardyce to leave throughout the campaign
Disgruntled Everton supporters campaigned for Allardyce to leave throughout the campaign

The Premier League subsequently instigated a mediation meeting for the two clubs last month but the issue failed to be resolved, and with the dispute having dragged on for four months the league could be forced to find a conclusion to the issue themselves.

A change in manager could also affect Wayne Rooney's future at the club.

Allardyce was presented with an award at an LMA dinner on Tuesday evening for reaching 1,000 games in management.

"I'm shocked, disappointed and disgusted that the football club didn't have the decency to tell me, my Director of Football and my staff about the changes", he told the Liverpool Post on Tuesday.

Asked about Everton's current situation, Stubbs told talkSPORT host Jim White: "I'm pretty sure they have someone in mind".


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