Sam Allardyce is set to be dismissed by Everton within days of the season finishing, according to the Sun.
That represents good news for a fanbase who have long since rallied against the style of play and lack of progress on show at Goodison Park.
The report states that majority owner Farhad Moshiri is set to give Big Sam his marching orders within days of the final day of the season – which saw the Toffees go down 3-1 to one of Allardyce’s former clubs West Ham.
It goes on to say that it is all part of a drive to modernise the management of the club; number two Sammy Lee has already been told he can leave and Marco Silva is among the names on the shortlist to replace Allardyce.
It also states that Bill Kenwright’s place at the club is under serious threat as part of the shake-up after his relationship with Moshiri deteriorated badly this term.
Allardyce has spent his career telling anyone who will listen that he would be a success if he got himself into a big job.
Yet, he has found himself at one of English football’s great clubs, with money to burn and he has found himself unable to draw himself away from his principles of boring football, ambitiousness and stubbornness in the face of criticism.
There has been nothing about his demeanour, style of play or signings during his time at Goodison to suggest that he is the correct man to realise Everton’s ambitions and they are now forced to get someone in who can match their ambitions and lead a modern revolution.