Welcome to the Big Sam era of Everton Football Club. How will it go? No one can be sure. Everton is the biggest job Sam Allardyce has ever had outside of the England National Team, but we all know how that ended. Big Sam’s brand of football isn’t always fun, but who’s to say that a more talented, expensive squad wouldn’t result in substantially better results. Fingers crossed that everything clicks on Merseyside.
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Sam Allardyce signs contract to be new Everton manager
According to both the Daily Mail and Sky Sports, Sam Allardyce is in the building, and has put pen to paper on a deal with Everton that will pay him 6 million pounds per year and last a duration of 18 months.
Friday’s Toffee Bites
EFC misfit keen on Spain return, Valencia interested - International Business Times
The former Barcelona forward, Sandro Ramirez, has endured a torrid time at Goodison Park since joining from Malaga in the summer.
Everton stars dominate, Arsenal and Chelsea aces feature - Express.co.uk
Express Sport brings you the statistical team of the week for Premier League Gameweek 14.
Everton put faith in Big Sam successfully renewing his big ambitions - The Guardian
Sam Allardyce said his days in club management were over when he left Crystal Palace at the end of last season, but the lure of a big job was always likely to be irresistible.
SportPesa calls Everton 'hopeless' in another outrageous tweet - Nairobi News
Kenyan betting firm SportPesa could again have invited the wrath of Everton fans with another gaffe on social media.
Kevin Ratcliffe has no problem with Sammy Lee - Liverpool Echo
The most successful skipper in Everton's history wants successful coaches at the club.
Could Everton FC striker be set to leave Goodison? - Daily Post
Sandro Ramirez linked with a move back to Spain.
'Everton already feel like a club reborn - Liverpool Echo
The national media on a brilliant night for Everton as West Ham are swept aside in front of the watching Sam Allardyce.
What and How to Watch
FIFA: World Cup Draw, 10 a.m. ET, FS1
La Liga: Malaga vs Levante, 3 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Serie A: Roma vs SPAL, 12:30 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Napoli vs Juventua, 2:45 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Bundesliga: Freiburg vs Hamburger SV
Ligue 1: Dijon vs Bordeaux, 2:45 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Championship: Leeds United vs Aston Villa, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3