It’s looking increasingly likely that Sam Allardyce will be sacked as Everton manager shortly after Sunday’s final game of the season against West Ham.
The Mirror report that Allardyce will meet with Farhad Moshiri to discuss his position at the club, which has looked increasingly perilous in recent weeks.
Allardyce says he has “done all he can” to impress the Everton hierarchy after guiding the club away from bottom half of the table and into eighth place.
However, the sheer level of disapproval from the supporters unhappy at Allardyce’s style of play is likely to force the board’s hand.
Moshiri’s silence on the matter hasn’t helped, with the fans increasingly anxious at the possibility of Allardyce, hardly a popular appointment in the first place, staying beyond the end of the season.
Allardyce himself admits the silence isn’t helping anyone and will seek clarification on his position following Sunday’s game at the London Stadium.
“We’ve got things to sort out, yes. At end of day, we are where we are.
“I can’t speculate or predict what Farhad is thinking or isn’t thinking, I’ll only find out when I see him. I’ve done all I can do. That’s what I’ll say to him. I can’t do any more than that.
“There will be some meeting somewhere along the line next week.
“It depends what part of the world he’s in — he’s a busy man, runs billions-and-billions of pounds companies. So I’ll drop into his schedule, and meet him where I can, if that’s what he wishes.”
The Mirror also confirms that the club have made enquiries about Marco Silva and Paulo Fonseca as possible successors to Allardyce.
Former Hull and Watford boss Silva, who Everton were prepared to pay £12m for in November, remains the heavy favourite with the bookmakers.
With Marcel Brands also expected to come in as director of football, it’s set to be yet another summer of change at Goodison Park.