As expected, Everton have sacked former Coventry City defender Sam Allardyce.
The 63 year old was appointed in November but his style has proved unpopular amongst some of the Toffees support and Allardyce held talks with the club's owner Farhad Moshiri and was sacked this morning.
Everton have released the following press statement:
"Everton Football Club can confirm that Sam Allardyce has left his role as manager.
Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale said: “On behalf of the Chairman, Board of Directors and Mr Moshiri, I’d like to thank Sam for the job he has done at Everton over the last seven months. Sam was brought in at a challenging time last season to provide us with some stability and we are grateful to him for doing that.
“However, we have made the decision that, as part of our longer-term plan, we will be appointing a new manager this summer and will be commencing this process immediately. Again, we’d like to place on record our sincere thanks to Sam for his work with us over the last few months and wish him well for the future.”
Former Watford boss Marco Silva is being seen as his replacement.