Official: Everton part company with Sam Allardyce

By FootballBosses reporters 

Everton have announced that after six months in charge, Sam Allardyce has left the club as part of a “longer term plan”, involving major structural changes which will take effect from June. 

The Toffees’ Deputy Chief Executive, Denise Barrett- Baxendale, released the following statement on the 63-year-old’s departure: 

“On behalf of the Chairman, Board of Directors and Mr Moshiri, I’d like to thank Sam for the job he has done at Everton over the last seven months. Sam was brought in at a challenging time last season to provide us with some stability and we are grateful to him for doing that. 

“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. Again, we’d like to place on record our sincere thanks to Sam for his work with us over the last few months and wish him well for the future.” ( 

Ex Watford and Hull City manager Marco Silva is the strong favourite to succeed Allardyce and has been out of work since The Hornets dismissed him in January.