Everton fans can’t quite believe how highly Sam Allardyce rates himself, as the ex-England manager compared himself to Diego Simeone in his Friday press conference.
If there’s one thing that has annoyed Everton fans more than Sam Allardyce’s tactics this season, it’s his attitude.
At a club like Everton, an essential part of the manager’s job is to “get” the club, to connect with the fans, and to understand their frustrations when things go wrong.
Big Sam hasn’t ticked any of these boxes, and fans are in sheer disbelief at his latest comments ahead of Saturday’s trip to Huddersfield.
“What is entertainment? Is Diego Simeone entertainment?” the manager asked.
“He’s the master of the defensive trade. Atletico Madrid have conceded four goals at home all season, but I’m seen as too negative. We’ve achieved some extremely entertaining games.”
Allardyce is referring to the praise being heaped on Simeone after his ten-man Atletico Madrid side grabbed a 1-1 draw at the Emirates on Thursday night, but it doesn’t seem like fans appreciate the sentiment.
“I think we’re more entertaining now than when I arrived here,” Allardyce continued.
Fans were delighted with a report today that claimed owner Farhad Moshiri has refused to publicly back Allardyce, and they’re absolutely crucifying him for his press conference comments.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Only to fans of other clubs…..
— Joe Mulrooney (@joeymuller) April 27, 2018
There must be some very strong narcotics floating around Finch Farm..
— colinsmith50 (@colinsmith50) April 27, 2018
What is he on greg ive seen paint dry better than some of the performances the team has put in under him hes deluded
— martin JFT96 nolan (@efcnolo) April 27, 2018
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha FFS the man is deluded.
— Tony K (@SwelterTheChef) April 27, 2018
The press conferences maybe!
— Vincent Clifford (@Ny26Vincent) April 27, 2018
The entertainment is around everybody laughing at who the Everton manager is.
— Cy Skelly (@The_Si_Skelly) April 27, 2018
What!!!! He's deluded could barely stay awake for Newcastle game
— kevin kavanagh (@kevkav9) April 27, 2018
Defo related to Donald Trump that lad.
— Joey Crawford (@joeyrooster) April 27, 2018
He has made us more boring than ever,the bloke is delusional!!
— Lee Molton (@leemolton) April 27, 2018