By Pranav Shahaney

25th Jan, 2023 | 2:10pm

BBC journalist shares if Everton approach former manager Sam Allardyce

Everton have reportedly not yet made an approach to bring experienced manager Sam Allardyce back to Goodison Park.

According to BBC journalist Simon Stone on 25 January at 12:07, Big Sam remains an unpopular figure among the Toffees fanbase and Farhad Moshiri has not initiated contact thus far.

He has been one of many names linked to succeed Lampard, but there is no progress made on that front.

Stone wrote, “Sam Allardyce is one of the names being mentioned as a potential candidate to take over as manager if the club can’t get their preferred choice in until the end of the season.

“He wasn’t particularly popular with the Everton supporters, though, and my understanding is there has been no contact between the former England boss and Everton owner Farhad Moshiri.”

Stay away

Allardyce has managed over 500 games in the Premier League and has lost more games than he’s won.

His record is 178 wins, 145 draws and 218 losses and his style of football is from another era and one that’ll infuriate Everton fans even further.

He had the reputation of being a relegation-avoiding specialist but that also went out of the window after he went down with West Brom.

Since then, he’s not found a job and we’re under no illusions why as he does seem to be finished at the top level of the game.

Everton need someone progressive who can build teams and play football the right way while also improving players he has at his disposal.

Southampton’s former manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is one such name that’ll excite the fanbase and recently, his stance on taking over the Goodison Park role has emerged as well.