Everton supporters have been very glum in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their side’s woeful Premier League away run continue courtesy of a 1-0 defeat to Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
Sam Allardyce’s men went into their clash in Hertfordshire having managed just one win from their 13 away league matches this term, picking up a paltry 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 determine a drab encounter at Vicarage Road, a result which moved Javi Gracia’s Hornets to within a point of ninth-placed Everton in the Premier League table.
Thus, there have been many angry Evertonians in the Tavern in recent times, several of whom are already turning their attentions towards this weekend’s trip to Burnley, where the Toffees will again have the chance to improve that dreadful away form with victory at Turf Moor.
In the meantime though, there has been much for our resident Everton fans to get their teeth into, not least recent reports suggesting that Allardyce could well be axed by owner Farhad Moshiri in the summer.
The 63-year-old replaced the sacked Ronald Koeman back in November and made a fine start to life at Goodison Park with four wins and three draws from his opening seven games, yet things have gone awry since then with just two victories in eight matches.
And it appears that the former England chief could well be replaced over the summer for a ‘more dynamic coach’, with former Watford chief Marco Silva one name reportedly in the mix for the role.
Yet the Toffees hierarchy should forget about the 40-year-old, and seek to appoint one of these THREE managers instead…