In case you had a suspicion that the Everton Board were hearing what the fans are saying but not actually listening to the supporters, then you might be absolutely right.
The Daily Mail are now reporting that there has been discussion about not only not sacking Sam Allardyce, but giving him a one year extension (!!) to his current deal that spans until the end of next season.
However, elements of the club’s top brass have been pleased with Allardyce’s impact and the idea of extending his contract by a year has been aired.
What the what?
The context for the story as been provided by interest in the manager from West Bromwich Albion who are almost-certain to be relegated at the end of this season. The Baggies sacked Tony Pulis and are currently being managed on an interim basis by Darren Moore, and the caretaker-manager is already winning a lot of fans over at the Hawthorns. Moore has rejuvenated the side with eight points in the last four fixtures, but it appears the Chinese ownership of the club is partial to Allardyce should be he become available.
Meanwhile at Everton Allardyce continues to be highly unpopular with the fanbase despite some reasonable results recently which have led to his nomination as Premier League Manage of the Month for April, with the key sticking point being that the Blues don’t believe he has what it takes to break into the top six with his negative attitude and poor tactics.
However, if for any reason Big Sam is actually given an additional year instead of being sacked at the end of this season or even allowed to complete his current 18-month term then the noise that has been rumbling on for some time now could build to a deafening crescendo.