Sam Allardyce will leave Everton within the next 24 hours, according to widespread media reports including Sky Sports News.
Sky sources: Sam Allardyce is set to leave Everton in the next 24 hours, with Marco Silva the favourite to replace him. pic.twitter.com/xbaphgkJiD
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 15, 2018
Allardyce is scheduled to meet Everton’s major shareholder, Farhad Moshiri, following which his departure is expected to be announced. Allardyce is six months into the 18-month contract he secured in November and oversaw an eighth-place finish in the Premier League. But fierce opposition to his management style among the club’s supporters, allied to the hierarchy’s desire for a fresh start following a dreadful season, is likely to result in the 63-year-old leaving with a final year’s pay-off of around £6m.
Former Watford and Hull City manager Marco Silva is the leading candidate to replace Allardyce, having been Moshiri’s preferred appointment when he sacked Ronald Koeman on 23 October.