In what is turning out to be a jolly good day for Proper Football Men™ that Know The League™, it’s being reported that Sam Allardyce has agreed to take over at Everton, a little over two weeks after initial talks between the two parties dwindled to nothing.
At the time, Everton were chucking increasingly silly amounts of money at Watford in the vain hope of luring Marco Silva to Merseyside, with Allardyce withdrawing his application after tiring of the dilly-dallying.
However, Sky Sports are today claiming to be privy to the striking of a pact between Allardyce and the Toffees, a deal that will see current caretaker manager David Unsworth return to his role as head of the Under-23 side…
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) November 29, 2017
That faint odour you smell is the acrid stench of desperation emanating from Goodison Park (Edit: make that Finch Farm).
Sam Allardyce will be at USM Finch Farm this afternoon to finalise terms on becoming the new manager of Everton Football Club.
David Unsworth will remain in charge of the Blues for tonight’s Premier League match against West Ham United at Goodison Park. pic.twitter.com/5CkrZrQEgv
— Everton (@Everton) November 29, 2017
Sky also report that Allardyce will install Sammy Lee as his assistant which, coupled with Alan Pardew and John Carver coming in at West Brom, signals yet another seminal day in the ongoing plight of English coaches not getting opportunities in the Premier League.
Allardyce/Moyes/Pardew/Hodgson have lost 584 PL games between them, which is about 15 and a half seasons worth of defeats 🤝🍷
— Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) November 29, 2017
One of these days, a change is gonna come.