Everton fans in the Transfer Tavern believe Jamie Carragher has hit the nail on the head with his comparison of Liverpool and Everton. Last night while on punditry duty for Monday Night Football, the defender, who made over 700 appearances for the red half of Merseyside, compared Everton’s appointment of Sam Allardyce to Liverpool’s appointment of Roy Hodgson back in summer 2010.
Sam Allardyce was appointed at Goodison Park at the end of November last year after Ronald Koeman was sacked a month before following a poor run of results that saw Everton languishing in the bottom half of the table. Since his appointment, Everton have risen just two places from 13th to 11th, but Big Sam has seen the Toffees to as high as 9th as the club’s early season ambition of securing European football becomes more and more unlikely with every match-day.
The appointment of Allardyce at Goodison bares a number of similarities to Hodgson’s appointment at Anfield eight years earlier as Hodgson, who would go on to manage England at two major tournaments, only lasted six months in charge of the Reds before being replaced by club legend, Kenny Dalglish, in January 2011.
Both managers seem to be the wrong fit for the club at the time of their appointment, and when the fans start to get on the back of a manager, it tends to signal a short tenure.
Here’s what the Everton fans said:
Jamie Carragher has summed it up perfectly. Sam Allardyce to Everton is what Roy Hodgson was to Liverpool. The wrong fit. It's as simple as that. #EFC
— Liam G (@liamg1878) March 5, 2018
Thought they both highlighted the problems us fans have seen for ages
— john carroll (@jcscjc28) March 5, 2018
Carragher has just compared Allardyce at Everton to Hodgson at Liverpool and I think that pretty much sums the situation up perfectly. A truly awful fit.
— Matt Desai (@MatthewDesai) March 5, 2018
Jamie Carragher got everything spot on there about Everton and most importantly sam Allardyce isn’t the man for Everton, Gary Neville also spot senior players at Everton don’t do enough
— Simon J Villiers (@sjv_simon) March 5, 2018
Actually looking forward to Carragher ripping into Allardyce and our defence
— Henry Futcher (@futcher_henry05) March 5, 2018
Carragher – "the problem Sam has had is the fans never wanted him. It's what he says in his interviews. Also his substitutions (Schneiderlin etc). It reminds me of Hodgson at Liverpool. Not the right fit."
— Tom Challinor (@Tom_Challinor) March 5, 2018
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Big Sam came into do a job he done it and if Everton got any sense they get rid of him in summer.
As for Roy at Liverpool should of never happened in 1st place!!!
— Ukoko I ✴✴✴✴✴ (@ukokospeaks) March 5, 2018