Everton fans are fearing the worst after the Liverpool Echo claimed Sam Allardyce could well fulfil his contract with the club.
It’s been a long, arduous season for Everton fans, but most of them have got through it with the assumption that Sam Allardyce will leave the club this summer.
While a minority of fans are grateful to Big Sam for securing their Premier League status, his uninspiring tactics and smug demeanour have angered the vast majority.
Links to the likes of Paulo Fonseca and ex-Watford man Marco Silva have been heating up, but local reports now suggest Allardyce could in fact stay.
The former England boss has a contract until the summer of 2019, and owner Farhad Moshiri could yet decide to let the manager fulfil that deal.
Moshiri is said to be considering a long-term plan, which could be aided by the stability another year of Allardyce would bring.
Most fans have already had enough of Big Sam though, and want change sooner rather than later.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
If #Allardyce wasn't so arrogant and forceful in peddling his own skewed narrative regarding what we are all seeing, then he might have been appreciated for what he's done. In the fullness of time, maybe he still will be. That said, he CAN NOT be in charge beyond this season!#EFC
— Phil Livingstone (@Livooo) April 25, 2018
I've got this horrible feeling they will stick with him next season.
— Peter Neasham (@Neash28) April 25, 2018
The man is an embarrassment and should never have been appointed in the first place. Get rid.
— james (@littlepolveir) April 25, 2018
this happens am not going!
— Dixie Dean Statue (@DixieStatue) April 25, 2018
Action needed last game or shame on us
— Gary Hughes (@bombers1878) April 25, 2018
Called it long ago,if his only remit on getting the job was to keep us up (laughable) then he succeeded,sham
— David Wilkinson 🙋🏻♂️ (@DVDWLKNSN) April 25, 2018
I’ll honestly cancel me season ticket that’s disgusting
— JLapham (@joelappo) April 25, 2018