Allardyce closed to being signed as Everton’s manager


Sam Allardyce

Everton are moving closer to appointing Sam Allardyce as their new manager as talks continue to progress positively, BBC reports.

That is despite reports in Portugal suggesting Everton interest in Shakhtar Donetsk coach Paulo Fonseca.

Everton caretaker manager David Unsworth is expected to take charge of Wednesday night’s Premier League home meeting with West Ham United.

But the club may even be in a position to confirm Allardyce as Ronald Koeman’s successor before that game.

Allardyce, 63, withdrew from contention to take over from Koeman after failing to receive an offer following talks earlier in November.

However, a run of only one win in seven games under Unsworth, including a 5-1 home defeat to Atalanta and a 4-1 loss at Southampton on Sunday, prompted Everton to resume negotiations with Allardyce over the weekend.

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