Everton supporters have been pretty downbeat in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their team go down 1-0 at Watford in the Premier League on Saturday as their miserable away record continued.
Sam Allardyce’s men went into their clash in Hertfordshire having won just one of their 13 away league matches this season, picking up just eight points along the way. And the Toffees were unable to record a second success on the road on Saturday as Troy Deeney’s effort 11 minutes from time was enough to clinch all three points for Javi Gracia’s Hornets, thus moving them to within a point of ninth-placed Everton in the Premier League table.
Subsequently, there have been many frustrated and angry Evertonians in the Tavern in recent times, and they are likely to be intrigued by a recent report from The Daily Star, which suggests that manager Allardyce could be set for the axe in the summer as part of potentially big changes at Goodison Park.
The former England chief replaced the sacked Ronald Koeman back in November and made a fine start to life on Merseyside, winning four and drawing the other three of his opening seven games in charge.
However, the Toffees have since won just two of eight and have taken some heavy beatings during that run as well at the hands of Arsenal and Tottenham, with Allardyce’s tactics and overall style of play beginning to test the patience of some of our resident Everton fans.
Yet it appears that the 63-year-old’s short stint at Goodison Park could be coming to an end in the summer, with reports suggesting that owner Farhad Moshiri is eyeing up a ‘more dynamic coach’ in a bid to move the club on in the coming years.
And with the report also suggesting that the Toffees want PSV Eindhoven sporting director Marcel Brands during the summer, it appears that big changes could well be in the offing at the Merseyside club during the close season.
Landlord’s verdict: Sam Allardyce’s appointment at Everton back in November was never really seen as a long-term one by many up and down the country, and that appears to be exactly the case.
And that’s because reports suggest that the 63-year-old could lose his job over the summer as owner Farhad Moshiri seeks a ‘more dynamic coach’ to move the Toffees on in the coming years, something which Allardyce hasn’t proven to be in his short stint at Goodison Park.
Fans are beginning to get increasingly restless with the former England chief’s style of play and as such are likely to welcome this update, and with the club also reportedly keen on PSV Eindhoven sporting director Marcel Brands, there could be some very big changes off the pitch at Everton over the summer.
Everton fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!