Sam Allardyce has admitted a club of Everton’s stature would have to be considered if he was approached.

Allardyce: “Who knows? I’d have to consider that if that phone call happens.

“There’s no point in speculating at the moment. David Unsworth is in the chair, Joe [Royle] sat upstairs will have an opinion today and probably from the Chelsea game.

“At the moment it looks like it’s going to be really tough for Everton to get out of that position. Not that the lads are not trying, but as a team collectively they can’t get a clean sheet and as a team in possession, they can’t score a goal. Those are the two problems – if you resolve one, you’ll end up resolving the other.”