From the offset, Sam Allardyce's Everton reign looked doomed. The Englishman declared himself uninterested in the role after learning he was not Everton's first choice only to deliver a wide U-turn when offered a longer contract. Everton's pursuit of Marco Silva resulted in failure and they opted for a safe pair of hands to steer them clear of relegation.
However, by the time 'Big Sam' arrived, they were already clear of relegation and quickly fans become disenchanted with his conservative approach. Now it appears his short reign is set for a premature end, with The Times reporting West Brom are looking to Allardyce as their next permanent manager, having sacked Alan Pardew.
With a record of promotion in two of his previous roles, Allardyce is seen as a good choice should West Brom be relegated as expected.
Having been exposed to Tony Pulis, Gary Megson and a one-win in 18 Alan Pardew, Albion fans may not have the same expectations that have seen Everton fans hostile towards Allardyce.
If you want Sam Allardyce out of @Everton FC immediately, give this a RT
Let's see how many RTs we can get
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The development comes just a day after Allardyce offered a defense of his reign, pointing to West Brom as evidence of the alternative.
West Brom were above us when I got here. Look where we are now and where they are.
However, this is actually incorrect. Everton were in fact 13th when he took the role, West Brom were 17th.