About a month ago, many Everton fans thought the nightmare was over when Ronald Koeman was dismissed from his position after a poor start to the season.
However, despite the best efforts of caretaker manager David Unsworth, it has got even worse for the Toffees. The club now looks like genuine contenders for relegation, which certainly was not the plan during this summer’s hugely expensive recruitment drive.
Now, the club seem to have finally come to a decision regarding their new manager, with Sam Allardyce set to be appointed in the next 48 hours.
The former England man has been linked with the vacancy for a number of weeks but Everton were clearly keeping their options open. Rather embarrassingly, it seems like over a month of waiting for the perfect manager to come along was a total waste of time, with the club returning to early candidate Allardyce.
While Everton fans were decidedly mixed regarding the new appointment at Goodison Park, Liverpool fans couldn’t contain their joy and took to Twitter to express their thoughts…
— Amy Moffatt (@AmyMoffattLFC) November 29, 2017
Imagine having ya biggest transfer window ever looking to smash into the top6 and then employing Allardyce a few month later to keep you up!
— Dan Humphreys LFC (@DanHumphreys27) November 29, 2017
Everton fans don't see why you are complaining about getting Allardyce he is the level of manager you can attract don't ever say you are a big club again. Know your level.
— Dean (@dean96lfc) November 27, 2017
I would be finished with football if Liverpool got Samuel Allardyce
— Michael (@MichaelLFC28) November 28, 2017
Big Sam Allardyce. ? Can't stop laughing!! #LFC.
— Matt B. (@MatthewBeardmo3) November 29, 2017