Everton have announced that Sam Allardyce will become the club’s new manager.
In a somewhat unusual fashion, the Merseyside outfit posted a tweet on their official page claiming that the 63-year-old will finalise the contract today before signing on the dotted line.
Sam Allardyce will be at USM Finch Farm this afternoon to finalise terms on becoming the new manager of Everton Football Club.
David Unsworth will remain in charge of the Blues for tonight’s Premier League match against West Ham United at Goodison Park. pic.twitter.com/5CkrZrQEgv
— Everton (@Everton) November 29, 2017
Under-23s coach David Unsworth was handed the reins on a temporary basis when Ronald Koeman was sacked over a month ago.
However, the 44-year-old has struggled, overseeing five defeats in seven matches in all competitions.
Allardyce was an early contender for the position, but ruled himself out of contention after claiming that the club did not want him enough.
There has since been a turnaround, though, with the Daily Mail reporting that the experienced manager has signed an 18-month deal worth £6m per year.
Allardyce comes into the fold following a seven-month spell in charge of Crystal Palace, in which he kept the club in the Premier League and later decided to quit at the end of last season to have a break from football.
The coach – commonly known as ‘Big Sam’ – is now back in the game and Everton fans have been tweeting their reaction.
I’ve never wanted a dislike button more in my life …
— Adam (@OhhWhatAGueye) November 29, 2017
Get in the bin, farcical appointment. Even worse is that you've had to put this tweet out because it's already been confirmed via our unofficial mouthpiece. The club needs clearing out from top to bottom
— Adam White (@Adsmad41) November 29, 2017
Has a manager ever been Booed whilst being announced to the Fans?
Everton are a club of firsts.
Well done @Everton well done.
I am done with this club.
— JohnLouisJones (@OH_Man_Blue) November 29, 2017
Embarrassing. Joke of a club
— Adam (@AdamD__) November 29, 2017
Could we remove that motto from the club badge please? It's just embarrassing now
— Gareth Siddorn (@GarethSiddorn) November 29, 2017
Worst decision ever by the club board. They all need to get out of our Football club. Including Moshiri
— Scott (@Scottyblue76) November 29, 2017
— Gethin Owen (@Geth1991) November 29, 2017
Gutted doesn’t even come close ??
— Tracy Domingo ? (@BlueNoseTracy) November 29, 2017
I won't be coming to Goodison while Allardyce is in charge. Bye Everton.
— Steven Smith (@RocketRacer69) November 29, 2017