After previously ruling himself out of the job, Sam Allardyce has re-emerged as the firm front-runner to take over at Everton. In fact, The Guardian (amongst other sources) claim the former Crystal Palace manager is set to take over at Goodison Park.
But the fact Everton previously toyed with the idea of hiring Allardyce before considering alternatives suggests he wasn’t their first choice, and also suggests the club’s ambitions have drastically changed since they first sacked Ronald Koeman towards the end of October.
It would be unfair to label Allardyce as simply a relegation expert, but that’s undoubtedly what he’s built his career on and his direct brand of football continues to divide opinion, not least because it seems to come with its own limitations in terms of results.
So, Everton fans, should your club be looking for a more ambitious appointment befitting of a club who just oversaw their costliest transfer window to date, or is Allardyce the right man for the job? Let us know by voting below…