The breaking news is that Sam Allardyce is now Everton’s new manager, BBC Sport confirming the appointment.

It was obviously just a question of when, with Allardyce looking very pleased with himself as West Ham were smashed 4-0 last night at Goodison Park.

No wonder, with reports that the scousers have been forced to pay him more than Zinedine Zidane gets at Real Madrid.

Everton having struggled to get a replacement after sacking Ronald Koeman, with a number of managers in work reportedly turning them down.

His first game in charge will be at home to Huddersfield which if they win, gives him a golden chance to claim he’s instantly saved the Toffees with six points in his first two matches, as no doubt he has already decided he was responsible for the victory over the Hammers.

Newcastle fans will have the ‘pleasure’ of welcoming Fat Sam back to St James Park in only 13 days times, when the two clubs meet on Wednesday 13 December.

BBC Sport:

‘Sam Allardyce has signed an 18-month deal to become Everton’s new manager.

The 63-year-old ex-England boss is the permanent successor to Ronald Koeman, who was sacked in October with the club 18th in the Premier League.

The Toffees earned two victories from their eight matches under caretaker boss David Unsworth.

His final game in charge was Wednesday’s Premier League victory over West Ham at Goodison Park, which Allardyce watched from the stands.

Allardyce has been out of work since leaving Crystal Palace in May.

Everton, who are now 13th in the league and face Huddersfield on Saturday, are yet to confirm his appointment.

Koeman guided Everton to seventh place last season – his first in charge – but was sacked the day after a 5-2 home defeat by Arsenal on 22 October.

The Toffees spent more than £130m on new players in the summer but have struggled without last season’s top scorer Romelu Lukaku, who was sold to Manchester United for £75m in July.

Allardyce left Palace after just five months – his first job since an ill-fated one-game spell as England manager – having led the club to eight wins in 21 games to secure a 14th-place finish in the league.’

  • Leazes Ender

    Pay your taxes Allardyce

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    better keep an eye on him or he’ll be knee deep in bungs again

    • Peaky Magpie

      He’s like a dodgy builder who would nick off with your deposit,wouldn’t trust the f***er as far as I could throw him.

      • Rich Lawson

        And try and s##g your wife !!

        • Peaky Magpie

          Yes you know the type,holidays in Marbella smoking cigars with other undesirables,drives a 4 x 4 where you don’t need one and wears opious amounts of gold jewellery that went out of fashion in the early 70’s after Tony Curtis in The Persuaders or that fella called Jason King !!!

          • Rich Lawson

            Department S , Is Vic (Sam) there ?

  • Leicester Mag

    whereas we have been sentenced to 10 yrs and counting under the devine leadership of our rotound cherrub. Not really in a position to throw stones when sat in a greenhouse especially one constructed by SD – half the glass missing / lead sold off and a bucket to keep the rain out.

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    To be fair he was the England manager till he opened his big gob. How many good mangers are there not many you can count them on one hand perhaps the Man City and Burnley managers performing above expectations and that’s it. Rafa Hougton and Wagner the next best.

  • HTL

    Thats another suspect off the list to replace rafa, just the 3rd coming of JFK to worry about now, :-)

  • nufcslf

    Poor Toffee’s. But from what I have been reading this is the biggest club he has managed so far. Won’t last the 18 months and their struggles are nowhere near over.

    • Jezza

      No he won’t last the 18 months and he doesn’t intend to either. He’s only there for the pay off when they sack him next May and of course the back handers he can take while he’s in the job.

      • Rich Lawson

        Surprised he hasn’t got McDonalds bags to sponsor him with his face on them,tho’ his waistline might be a disadvantige ?

      • nufcslf

        And still getting paid by Palace the mackems and even maybe us if you cared to dig deep enough. Not who I would be turning to as a football club owner, no matter how sh*t and desperate it might be.

        • Jezza

          I know that when he was at West Ham he was still being paid by both Newcastle and Blackburn Rovers. Makes you sick doesn’t it.

  • raz4u

    Anybody with any intelligence would realise that the appointment of Sam Allardyce by Everton was a good one.
    It is going to take more tactical ability to gain points for teams with poor players like Sam has than to do so with better players at your disposal. Basic logic.

    • Jimmy_toons

      The bloke’s a crook. End of.

      • raz4u

        Yeah like loads of people, end of..

  • Rich Lawson

    Keeps them up,then they moan about the style of football for the next 12 months ?