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Everton reopen talks to make Sam Allardyce next manager

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Ex-England boss is back in the frame.

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Well, this is embarrassing.

After awkwardly conducting a managerial search for the past five weeks in which Everton flirted heavily with Watford’s Marco Silva and also saw the club dismiss Sam Allardyce’s public application for the job, it seems that Farhad Moshiri has returned to Big Sam with cap in hand.

Besides the fact that Everton could have made this hire five weeks ago - literally the day Ronald Koeman was sacked - it’s become abundantly clear that the Blues’ decision makers have about as much competency as a moderately trained parrot.

There was never a proper plan for succeeding the Dutchman, and in the interim, David Unsworth’s unpreparedness for the job has cost Everton valuable points. They now turn to a controversy-ridden relegation specialist, and maybe that’s fine. Sam Allardyce will probably keep the Toffees in the Premier League.

What’s not fine, though, is that Allardyce is absolutely not the man to lead Everton into the new stadium era.

What’s even less fine is that under Farhad Moshiri and Bill Kenwright, this is an aimless club. There is no direction. There is no plan, and nobody has got a clue.