Everton have sacked their manager, Sam Allardyce, after just seven months in charge. The club plans to replace him with former Hull City and Watford manager, Marco Silva.
The 63-year-old succeeded Ronald Koeman last November when the club was 13th on the Premier League table.
The former England manager guided Everton from 13th to eighth in the league but it seemed his managerial style did not impress Everton supporters.
A statement by the club’s CEO, Prof. Denise Barrett-Baxendale, reads: “On behalf of the Chairman, Board of Directors and Mr. Moshiri, I’d like k Sam for the job he has done at Eveton over the last seven months. Sam has brought in at a challenging time last season to provide is 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. Again, we’d like to place on record our sincere thanks to Sam for his work with us over the last few months and wish him well for the future.”