Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce claims he knew about Everton sacking two months prior

Long time coming

Former Everton boss Sam Allardyce has revealed that he knew that his sacking was coming two months before it finally happened.

Allardyce took over from Ronald Koeman when the Dutchman was sacked and the Toffees were threatened by relegation.

They were down towards the bottom of the Premier League table and were coming off the back of a very heavy defeat to Southampton.

That saw majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri turn to Sam Allardyce to get his side out of their rut.

While he did that, he didn’t exactly win the hearts of Everton fans.

‘I’m too old and wise to not know what is going on’

His negative football and defensive tactics were just not what Toffees fans wanted to watch and after they were safe, they soon turned on him.

Though, Everton were not planning to keep Allardyce on anyway, according to what the man himself had heard.

‘I went to Everton, not to do a ‘save me’ job, but to go and build a big club like that to greater things,’ he explained on Goals on Sunday, as cited by the Daily Mail. 

‘With good finances behind it, which has been what Everton have been short of for a number of years, would’ve been the right way but it was not to be.

‘In the end, I knew I was leaving about two months before I left.

‘I’m too old and too wise not to know what is going on behind the scenes.

‘If they thought they were keeping it quiet they don’t know how many people I know and what was going on behind the scenes but I kept professional.’

Phil Jagielka defends himself over Wolves red card challenge

Everton got their first season with Marco Silva underway this weekend.

While their 2-2 result against Wolves was largely positive, a red card dampened their mood somewhat.

Now, Phil Jagielka has defended himself after that sending off.

Click here to see what he had to say.