Everton hire Allardyce as new Manager

Everton have hired Sam Allardyce as new manager of the club having searched for long, following the sack of Ronald Koeman in October.

The Toffees announced that Allardyce will finalise terms at the club's USM Finch Farm training ground on Wednesday. Caretaker manager David Unsworth will remain in charge for Everton's match against West Ham on Wednesday night at Goodison Park.

Allardyce is returning to management six months after resigning from his post at Crystal Palace, having said at the time that he had "no ambitions to take another job."

But the former West Ham, Sunderland and England manager had an apparent change of heart, openly expressing interest in the United States job in recent weeks before ultimately taking over at Goodison Park.

The news comes after Everton failed in their attempts to hire Watford manager Marco Silva, with Shakhtar Donetsk's Paulo Fonseca and Ireland's Martin O'Neill among the names also linked to the job. The 63-year-old will manage his first match when Everton host Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Allardyce would have a lot to do as the new Everton boss as they have suffered a poor start this season under their former manager, Ronald Koeman.
Allardyce in his coaching career has never been relegated from the Premier League, having taken over mid-season to keep Sunderland and Palace in the top division the past two campaigns.

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