- Sam Allardyce was tight lipped when asked about returning to management
- Ex-England manager Allardyce has been linked to the vacant Everton hot seat
- Burnley boss Sean Dyche is also linked with Everton after recent good form
Former England manager Sam Allardyce was keeping his cards close to his chest when asked about returning to club management with Everton.
The 63-year-old has been linked to the vacant Goodison Park hot seat – following Ronald Koeman’s sacking last month – along with Burnley boss Sean Dyche, whose side recorded a 1-0 victory at Southampton on Saturday.
Under-23s coach David Unsworth has been placed in charge temporarily, but has lost his first three matches.
Sam Allardyce kept his cards close to his chest when asked about returning to management
Allardyce has been linked to the vacant Everton hot seat following Ronald Koeman’s sacking
David Unsworth has been placed in caretaker charge but has lost his first three matches
Since he took over Everton have exited the Carabao Cup at Chelsea, crashed out of the Europa League with two group games left after a 3-0 defeat at Lyon and lost against Leicester in the Premier League to leave the club stuck in the bottom three. Ahead of Sunday’s clash with Watford, Unsworth conceded the game was ‘huge’ for him.
Allardyce, who has been out of work since leaving England after just one match in charge, has built a reputation on saving troubled teams and earlier this week admitted he would consider an approach from the Toffees to become their new boss.
Speaking on Match of the Day, host Gary Lineker asked Allardyce: ‘Sean Dyche has been linked with Everton. Is it time an English manager was perhaps given the chance at one of the bigger clubs?’
Burnley boss Sean Dyche, whose side won 1-0 at Southampton, is also linked with Everton
Allardyce replied: ‘It’s always time an English manager was given the chance, as far as I’m concerned Gary, or a British manager – there’s no doubt about that. And there’s not enough of us given the chance.’
When asked if he would consider going back into management and whether Everton would tempt him, Allardyce added: ‘I’m not doing anything at the moment, I’m enjoying myself here.
‘You never know, you never know. I don’t think so really, but for Dyche, shortly he’s got to decide when he’s going to move on or whether he’s not.’