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Allardyce does not have Moshiri’s backing at Everton

Meeting did not go as Big Sam planned

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All week long Everton fans have been waiting with bated breath to see what comes out of the meeting Sam Allardyce was supposedly having with Farhad Moshiri in London. Wait no longer.

The Daily Mail are reporting that the majority shareowner has refused to give Big Sam his public support following talks with the Everton Board this week. The manager skipped training and went down to London yesterday to speak with Moshiri in person along with Director of Football Steve Walsh.

Allardyce was outraged last week after Everton sent out a survey to supporters that included a question regarding how the fans thought the manager was doing in his role. He even claimed that he’d gotten an apology out of club chairman Bill Kenwright but nothing was announced officially.

In fact, Allardyce went on to belittle Richard Kenyon, Everton’s Director of Marketing and Communications, saying he had made a big mistake and didn’t understand football. But who is surprised by things Big Sam says any more, especially when he quite seriously asked what was wrong with Everton’s style of play after Monday’s painfully belaboured and utterly tedious win over Newcastle at Goodison Park.

Now it appears the boot is firmly on the other foot with Allardyce not receiving the endorsement he so desperately craved especially in the light of the fallout from the survey. The report goes on to add that Walsh is feeling the heat as well after Everton’s spent millions did not yield the results being hoped for.