Sam Allardyce sacked by Everton after just seven months in charge

GIUSEPPE MURO

Sam Allardyce has been sacked by Everton and the furious 63-year-old has said he is “disgusted” by the way he has been treated by the club.

Allardyce was dismissed this morning following a meeting with Everton’s major shareholder Farhad Moshiri and left stinging attack on Everton for making sweeping boardroom changes without telling him.

He leaves Goodison Park after just six months in charge and having guiding Everton to an eighth-place finish in the Premier League.

Allardyce was shocked when Everton last night announced a boardroom restructuring while he was at the end of season League Manager’s Association Awards Dinner in London.

“I am shocked, disappointed and disgusted that the football club did not have the decency to tell me, my director of football and my staff about the changes,” he said.

“They must have been in the pipeline for a considerable time but no-one thought to tell me and my staff. I am pretty disgusted.”

Allardyce took over when Everton were in relegation danger following a poor start to the season under Ronald Koeman and he took them to safety.

But Allardyce has faced opposition to his style from supporters and Everton confirmed his departure today.

Allardyce said: “I came into the football club with the team struggling and we have finished eighth in the table. I am more than happy with what myself, my staff and the players have achieved from when I came in.”

Former Watford head coach Marco Silva is a leading contender to replace Allardyce at Goodison Park.

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