Sam Allardyce looks set to be dismissed by Everton as early as Wednesday, whilst widely rumoured Marco Silva might not be the front runner to replace him.
Allardyce’s Everton reign is all but done with Everton expected to announce the managers departure on Wednesday or at latest before the week is out. Big Sam has admitted his job is at risk as Everton officials seek a manager capable of propelling the club into a stronger position.
It has been widely reported that Farhad Moshiri may seek to pursue former Watford manager Marco Silva, after the club failed to get the managers signature following Ronald Koeman’s departure. However, Moshiri became frustrated with Silva after his initial stalling of the proposed deal, followed swiftly by Watford accusing Everton of unsettling their manager. The situation was described as a “Mess” by a Watford official at the time, a mess that subsequently resulted in Silva being sacked by the club. Rumours have grown that Everton would have to pay a settlement to Watford should they successfully sign Silva even now, but that doesn’t appear to be the truth, as the case would have to be decided upon by a court before any such agreement can be expected to be adhered to.
As we reported in February, Farhad Moshiri has been intent on signing Paulo Fonseca since the stumblings occurred with Marco Silva. It’s believed that Moshiri has spoken on numerous occasions with Fonseca’s agent Jorge Mendes and was keen to meet the manager himself when he flew into London for talks with Everton amongst 2 other clubs. Fonseca is highly in demand and would be seen as a real coup for the likes of West Ham or Everton if they could strike a deal with the Portugese manager.
Although Everton are yet to announce the sacking of Sam Allardyce it’s understood that his staff and Allardyce himself are expecting to be informed in the coming days, with Everton’s club officials finalising a deal with his replacement. As we understand it, Everton have also spoken with their soon to be new Director of football Marcel Brands, who is believed to have advised on the managerial targets.