According to an interview he did with Big Rossi Radio, via the Liverpool Echo, Everton manager Sam Allardyce has suggested that the Premier League introduces a mid-season winter break, and Toffees fans have been quick to have their say on his comments.
The Merseyside outfit have spent the last week in Dubai for a warm-weather training camp having been knocked out of the FA Cup by arch-rivals Liverpool at the third round stage, and the 63-year-old boss believes it should be a regular occurrence in the fixture calendar in the future, mainly for welfare of the players.
He told Big Rossi Radio, via the Liverpool Echo: “The Premier League really now must give us a break.
“They really must give us a break and an interim season. We need to make sure we can regenerate and recover players physically and mentally.”
Everton supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on his comments, and while one said “nobody honestly cares while he is in charge”, another asked “can we have an Allardyce break instead?”
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Hopefully we give allardyche an extended break at the end of the season #SackHim
— Neil Martin (@maverick7578) February 19, 2018
The best thing he could do for the welfare of the player's is resign. It'd be for the welfare of the fans too….
— keith conchie (@keithconchie) February 19, 2018
Nobody honestly cares while he is in charge
— steve harding (@stevietoffee) February 20, 2018
Can we have an Allardyce break instead? Ideally for the rest of his contract.
— Everton Gecko (@Everton_gecko) February 19, 2018
Can we have a break from allardyce instead? Like maybe a 100 year break?
— Mike Leslie (@PtkToffee) February 19, 2018
That's a good enough reason to sack the stupid sod in my opinion.
— Graham Woodhouse (@yankface1) February 19, 2018