Everton fans hate Shearer comments on Allardyce

Alan Shearer has defended Sam Allardyce after the Toffees grabbed another three points on Saturday, but Everton fans are not impressed by the comments.

While a fair few Everton fans appreciate the job Sam Allardyce has done for the Toffees, the overwhelming majority are fed up with the former England man.

Big Sam’s side added another three points at Huddersfield on Saturday though, and Alan Shearer thinks the boss has every right to feel hard done by.

“He’s [Allardyce] got every right to be miffed,” Shearer said on Match of the Day.

“He wasn’t their first choice, and they only wanted to give him a contract until the end of the season. Sam had them over a barrel really because they were in a desperate situation.

“But when you look at the clubs who have changed managers because they’re in the mire, they’re in the relegation fight, there’s a lot of them still there.”

Shearer isn’t wrong about that, as clubs like West Ham, Stoke and Swansea are all still in danger of going down, while Crystal Palace look to have secured their safety only this weekend.

Allardyce has helped moved Everton up into eighth place, but fans have not been impressed by his demeanour or style of play, and Shearer feels the manager deserves more credit.

“They were secure two-and-a-half months ago. If he had have signed a contract until the end of the season everyone would have said: ‘What a brilliant job he’s done.’

“He’s done the job he was brought in to do.”

While the ex-Newcastle striker is spot on about the job Allardyce has done of keeping the Toffees in the league, fans want much more than that, and they’re not happy with the comments.

Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…