Sam Allardyce has revealed to the media during a pre-match press conference that he wants to stay on as Everton manager, reports the Liverpool Echo.
The experienced coach has come under fire from supporters recently due to the club’s results.
The Toffees have picked up just two wins in their last 11 Premier League games.
After last weekend’s 2-1 loss to Burnley, the Merseyside outfit dropped from ninth to 11th place in the Premier League table.
Despite their position, the club are only seven points above the relegation zone with nine games left to play before the end of the season.
With the pressure growing on Allardyce’s shoulders, the 63-year-old has spoken about his future.
According to the Liverpool Echo, while speaking to reporters at a press conference, the manager said:
“I came out of retirement because there was a long term plan at Everton and a long term aspect going forward that I was excited to be part of. Rather than short term I want it to be a long term appointment. I’m having talks with [Moshiri] but obviously those talks are confidential.”
After Allardyce’s comments, the fans made it clear on Twitter that they do not want him to stay.
The former Sunderland manager’s experience is vital for a club like Everton, who are going through a transitional period.
However, Allardyce’s last few jobs have been focused on retaining a club’s league status rather than taking them forward.
It is never ideal to chop and change managers due to the lack of stability, but if Everton want to move forward then they need a fresh face with new ideas and strategy.
If majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri does decide to look for a new leader in the summer, then he needs to take time to find the right man.
With that in mind, it would be best for the club to wait until the end of the season rather than make a rash change now.