Everton tracking Fonseca as Allardyce replacement, fans react

Sam Allardyce has only been Everton manager for less than three months, but it seems that the club are drawing up a contingency plan.

According to the Daily Mail, the Merseyside outfit are keeping tabs on Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca.

The publication claims that the former Porto defender could be hired in the summer if Everton have a bad end to the season under Allardyce.

At the moment, the Toffees reside ninth in the Premier League table on 34 points.

At the weekend, the team earned a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace thanks to goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson, Oumar Niasse and Tom Davies.

It was a much-needed win, but only their second in nine top-flight matches, which has put pressure on Allardyce.

Many fans were won over by the experienced coach when he oversaw a seven-game unbeaten league run across November and December.

Now, though, the supporters are considering the prospect of Fonseca taking over.

The rumours target has coached Porto and Braga in his career so far, and has ben in charge of Shakhtar Donetsk since 2016.