Allardyce among favourites for Baggies

West Bromwich Albion

Sam Allardyce has immediately been installed as one of the favourites to take over as West Brom manager after being sacked by Everton.

The 63-year-old was brought to Goodison Park in November last year after Ronald Koeman was shown the exit door and penned a contract until the summer of 2019.

He guided the Toffees to an eighth-place finish in the Premier League but was never popular among the Eversion faithful due to the negative style of football he employed on Merseyside.

The former England boss made them hard to beat but there was no attacking flair and the club dispensed with his services on Wednesday, stating that, as ‘part of our longer-term plan, we will be appointing a new manager this summer.’

The Baggies are still on the hunt for Alan Pardew’s permanent successor, with caretaker manager Darren Moore previously the favourite ahead of Brentford’s Dean Smith.

However, that might all change with Big Sam now available, although it remains to be seen if the much-travelled veteran tactician wants to continue in management after his latest disappointment.

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