Allardyce 'shocked', 'disappointed', 'disgusted' with Everton

Allardyce 'shocked', 'disappointed', 'disgusted' with Everton

Everton, were in 13th in the Premier League when was brought to the Toffees, with the club eventually finishing eighth.

"However, we have made the decision that, as part of our longer-term plan, we will be appointing a new manager this summer and will be commencing this process immediately".

The Sack Race website, using odds from Paddy Power, has former Everton managers David Moyes and Roberto Martinez as third and fourth favourites to replace Allardyce. "Generally there's no smoke without fire".

However, his style of football was never palatable to the Goodison Park faithful and there was palpable discontent towards Allardyce amongst the Everton supporters, despite him steering the club away from a probable relegation threat.

Everton were the seventh Premier League outfit that Allardyce was in charge of after stints with Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, West Ham, Sunderland and Crystal Palace while he had a short spell at the helm of England before leaving in September 2016.

Watford have claimed that illegal negotiations were held between Silva and Everton after the Merseysiders sacked Ronald Koeman in October, a meeting which formed part of the grounds for which Silva was dismissed for in January.

Everton scored only 44 goals in 38 outings in the league, the second lowest tally of all teams outside the bottom six, and with the future in mind, the club have decided to make a change.

Rooney had seen his involvement limited under Allardyce, but could be convinced to stay at his boyhood club by a new regime. During his tenure, the club was also forced to apologise to Allardyce last month for a survey that was sent to fans asking them to rank their manager's performance on a scale of 0 to 10.

'They must have been in the pipeline for a considerable time but no-one thought to tell me and my staff.