Steve Round backs Sam Allardyce to take Everton job

Steve Round backs Sam Allardyce to take Everton job

Steve Round backs Sam Allardyce to take Everton job

Sam Allardyce has revealed he has not had any contact from Everton over the vacant manager's job but admitted he would listen if the club came calling.

The Toffees are now under the stewardship of caretaker coach David Unsworth after Ronald Koeman was sacked in October following the side's woeful form this season.

And there is also a concern that Everton supporters would not be impressed by the appointment of Allardyce who many view as a hired gun best suited lifting teams out of relegation trouble.

The picture may be clearer on Wednesday after the Everton board convenes, with Moshiri and Kenwright keen to reach a decision before the club's next game, at fellow strugglers Crystal Palace on Saturday week. "Brilliant place to work, great fan-base, it's got a really good soul about the club and I think he would feel it would be an ideal fit", Round said.

It's little wonder that the odds on Allardyce becoming Everton boss closed significantly once Sky had run the story, with their sister company Sky Bet no doubt taking customer's money based on the story.

Former England manager Allardyce met Everton owner Farhad Moshiri on Sunday but there has been no contact since.

Everton are now 15th in the Premier League, with one win from their last five league matches.

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