The appointment of Sam Allardyce provided the bounce Everton needed to escape the relegation battle, but his influence on results has dramatically waned since. The Toffees haven’t won any of their last seven games across all competitions, have suffered elimination from the FA Cup at the hands of Liverpool and scored just three goals.
There are some mitigating factors behind that run, particularly an imbalanced squad and a string of games against high-quality opponents, but the current signs aren’t encouraging and Allardyce’s pragmatic style of play certainly hasn’t convinced everybody at Goodison Park.
Last week, Marco Silva – who Everton tried to appoint ahead of Allardyce – became available after being abruptly sacked by Watford, so we asked Toffees supporters whether they want Big Sam or the 40-year-old Portuguese in the Goodison hot seat.
According to our poll, a whopping 73% of Everton fans would back the club parting with Allardye and replacing him with the former Hornets and Hull City gaffer. Has Allardyce been a disappointment, Everton fans? Let us know by commenting below…