Sam Allardyce, the former England boss, has resurfaced as the top candidate to succeed Ronald Koeman and become the next permanent manager of Everton, the struggling Premier League outfit.
Allardyce was in contention for the said position in the following the sacking of Koeman on the 23rd of October prior to withdrawing from what has become a protracted process and citing hesitancy on the part of Everton.
The failure of Everton to land Marco Silva, the Watford boss, combined with a record run of five defeats in seven matches since the axing of Koeman, appears to have strengthened the search of the Toffees.
David Unsworth, the Former defender who is the manager of the club’s Under-23, was assigned in caretaker charge following the Koeman’s departure. However, the 44-year-old has not been able to stop the club from sliding down the league.
The latest setback of Everton came on Sunday when the club lost 4-1 at Southampton, an outcome which left the Merseysiders 16th on the table, two points clear of relegation.
Since leaving Crystal Palace at the end of last season, Allardyce has been out of work, having led the Eagles to safety in his first job since being fired as the England boss last September 2016.
Former Newcastle, Bolton, Sunderland, and Blackburn tactician Allardyce has never been dismissed from the top flight during his career and has become regarded as a troubleshooter after saving some clubs from the Premier League drop.