Everton confirm Sam Allardyce as new manager

Nov 30, 2017, 12:39
Everton confirm Sam Allardyce as new manager

Hart's clearance, however, found Rooney 58-yards away, who sent the ball not only the entire West Ham half but above the heads of the opponents' defense to finish his first hattrick for Everton.

David Unsworth has encouraged the public to give the next manager of Everton time and patience to build the club.

A Wayne Rooney hat-trick, including one from inside his own half, helped Everton dish out thrashing to former manager David Moyes' West Ham side to give interim manager David Unsworth the ideal send off as the newly appointed Sam Allardyce watched from the stands.

Allardyce was due to attend the club's USM Finch Farm training complex this afternoon in order to complete the formalities of a deal that is reported to be worth £9m over 18 months.

Caretaker David Unsworth will remain in charge for Wednesday evening's game with West Ham before returning to the club's Under 23s with Allardyce set to be joined by long-time assistant Sammy Lee.

The 63-year-old is expected to attend Everton's match at home to fellow Premier League strugglers West Ham tonight but with only a watching brief.

Allardyce is an ambassador for bookmakers Paddy Power, who have worked closely with the ex-England manager throughout this season.

When he left Selhurst Park in May, Allardyce said he had "no ambitions" to take another managerial job.

"As we sit here right now, I believe the board are talking to a few people", Unsworth said.

Everton went on to win the the game 4-0.

Everton's successful Under-23 coach David Unsworth has been in temporary charge since Koeman's departure and had some support to be appointed full-time but has won just won and lost five of his seven games at the helm.

After years of being unable to come close to matching the financial clout of the Premier League's big guns, Everton finally had significant backing thanks to new owner Farhad Moshiri. They have conceded more than twice as many goals as they have scored having failed to replace leading scorer Romelu Lukaku following his summer departure for Manchester United. But that turned sour after only one match, with Allardyce stepping down in September 2016 following a newspaper sting.