Everton fans are crucifying Sam Allardyce, after their former manager said “most fans” did not want him to be sacked.
With the exception of Alan Pardew at Newcastle, you’d be hard pushed to find a more toxic relationship between fans and manager in recent years than Sam Allardyce at Everton.
Allardyce did exactly what he was brought to the club to do, making them harder to beat, saving them from a relegation scrap, and stabilising the club.
The former England man alienated the fans though, failing to sympathise with their frustrations about his style of play and even throwing in a few bizarre boasts along the way.
Fans were delighted when the experienced manager left the club on Wednesday, and they’re once again bashing their former leader for his departing comments.
“I would say most of them (Everton fans) didn’t want me out. Not everybody has the same opinion as some few,” Big Sam told talkSPORT.
“The fans who show discontent are always more vocal.
“The club was in a very difficult position, but it improved as time went on.
“If it wasn’t enough for the Everton fans at that time who were showing some discontent, I think there were certainly more fans who were happy with what we were doing than the ones that weren’t.”
It’s safe to say Everton fans don’t agree with this, although there are certainly a few who appreciate what Allardyce did for the club.
Fans have been absolutely destroying him on Twitter, and some of the best reactions can be found below…
— Marc Christopher (@MarcC856) May 17, 2018
What planet is Big Sam on ????
— Gerard Bird (@gedbird) May 17, 2018
Deluded!!! He's not a kopite in disguise is he
— Nick Ryan (@NickRyanPGAlol) May 17, 2018
“Most of them didn’t want me out Jim”!! Deluded until the bitter end. @JimWhite Everton Allardyce
— Anne Roberts (@Anneroberts22) May 17, 2018
#EFC So deluded.
I have always considered we should give managers a chance including a summer window HOWEVER with SA's performance and his history elsewhere wanted him OUT
— Charlie COYB (@ccartmelEFC) May 17, 2018
Jesus wept Job done you got paid handsomely move on. We have.
— Mark (@scousemanblue) May 17, 2018
Hahahaha delusional until the end
— Mel '73 (@melbourne1973) May 17, 2018
Delusional and arrogant – will always do a fireman Sam job, but he honestly cant believe that his football style doesn’t rub fans up the wrong way? Builds on clean sheets and set pieces – circa Wimbledon 88!!!!
— Scott Murphy (@Eastlander21) May 17, 2018