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Everton hold talks with Allardyce as former Real Madrid boss also enters frame

Is Big Sam really the man to guide Everton out of trouble?

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Everton have made contact with Sam Allardyce about the possibility of taking over at Goodison Park.

That is according to both the Daily Mail and The Mirror, who say Farhad Moshiri has held informal talks with the former England boss about the Everton job.

Sunday’s defeat at Leicester seems to have sent everyone into a panic, leading to calls for a firefighter such as Allardyce to come in and haul the club away from the bottom of the table.

Allardyce certainly has a decent track record when it comes to lifting sides away from danger, but there are question marks over whether he is the long-term answer for a club that supposedly has top six ambitions.

The board are reportedly hoping caretaker boss David Unsworth can calm the situation down by gain positive results against Lyon and Watford in the next four days.

That would give them some breathing space during the international break to make a considered choice for what will be a critical appointment.

The Mirror also reports that the Toffees have ‘sounded out’ former Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink.

The 70-year-old had two interim spells at Chelsea when they sacked their manager mid-season, which is probably why he has caught the attention of Moshiri.

Hiddink has 30 years of managerial experience to call upon and is available having been out of work since leaving Stamford Bridge in May 2016.

These latest rumours suggests Moshiri is considering a short-term appointment with the hope that more big name managers will be available at the end of the season.