Wretched football, erroneous boasts: Sam Allardyce was an Everton misfit
Allardyce’s sacking ends an ill-judged tenure which confirmed he is a survival specialist but had not one impressive displayIt was overshadowed at the time by his tales of Romelu Lukaku and voodoo, late-night calls from Jim White and Ross Barkley’s contract demands but even now, four months on, it is staggering to recall Farhad Moshiri telling Everton’s AGM he decided to give Sam Allardyce the most important job at the club after reading the former England manager’s autobiography. No Evertonian at the Philharmonic Hall in January needed to flick through ‘Big Sam’ to confirm suspicions the latest chapter would end acrimoniously and swiftly. His was a desperate and ill-judged appointment, and his removal alone will not rectify the serious dri...
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