By Liam Thomas

24th Jan, 2023 | 9:40am

Sam Allardyce contacted as Everton manager hunt begins

Everton have contacted Sam Allardyce who managed the club between 2017/2018 as Farhad Moshiri looks for their new head coach, according to Daily Mail, Jan 24, pg. 71.

Nevertheless, a subsequent meeting between the pair has never taken place with the Everton owner having a reluctance to go down the route of reappointing the 68-year-old.

Allardyce isn’t the kind of name that Toffees will want to hear being linked with the club again and will be hoping for a more exciting name to take over from Frank Lampard.

“It is understood the Iranian contacted Sam Allardyce, who managed Everton for 167 days in the 2017-2018 season, as he began to draw up possibilities but the pair never met,” as quoted by the Daily Mail, Jan 24, pg. 71.

“There was a reluctance to go down the route of appointing the 68-year-old, in the same way that there isn’t an appetite to go for Sean Dyche.”

Imagine.

Imagine if the Everton hierarchy actually thought it was a strong idea to appoint Allardyce as the club’s new manager. It’s laughable he’s even being considered.

The Blues need some fresh new ideas right now and whilst a relegation specialist would be handy, it’s also not a forgone conclusion that Allardyce or somebody of that ilk could save the Toffees.

The club instead, would be better off appointing a manager with some form of philosophy and at least attempting to change the way things are being done at Goodison Park.

Marcelo Bielsa is arguably the most exciting name to be linked with the Blues so far and the Argentine is the exact kind of coach the club should be targeting.

It’s time to take a punt and try something completely new and the Argentine would bring a fresh exuberance to Merseyside that is desperately needed. It’s going to be an interesting few days to be a Blue, with luck, a change will be made in the Goodison hot seat very soon.