LONDON- On Wednesday Everton announced that they had sacked Sam Allardyce after coaching the side for six months and help steer the Merseyside to eight place.

Allayrdyce replaced sacked coach Dutchman Ronald Koeman in November, when the side was sitting 13th place and five points above relegation, the news has come as a shock to some.

Everton newly appointed CEO Denise Barret- Baxendale said on the Everton’s website , “On behalf of the Chairman, Board of Directors and Mr (Farhad) Moshiri, I’d like to thank Sam for the job he has done at Everton over the last seven months,”

“Sam was brought in at a challenging time last season to provide us with some stability and we are grateful to him for doing that. However, we have made the decision that, as part of our longer-term plan, we will be appointing a new manager this summer and will be commencing this process immediately.”

Despite the solid results under Allardyce, during his time a the club, he had a fall out with many fans who felt his management style was not to be desired.

Allardyce reacted in with anger, he said the meeting with majority owner Iranian-born British tycoon Farhad Moshiri did not go well before he was sacked, “I’m shocked, disappointed and disgusted that the football club didn’t have the decency to tell me, my Director of Football and my staff about the changes,” he told Liverpool Post on Tuesday.

“They must have been in the pipeline for a considerable time but no-one thought to tell me and my staff.”

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