Report: Steve Walsh wants Everton to appoint Allardyce and Shakespeare in reunited team

Steve Walsh, assistant manager celebrates on stage during the Leicester City Barclays Premier League Winners Bus Parade on May 16, 2016 in Leicester, England.

Everton are searching for a new manager after sacking Ronald Koeman last week.

Steve Walsh, assistant manager celebrates on stage during the Leicester City Barclays Premier League Winners Bus Parade on May 16, 2016 in Leicester, England.

According to a report from The Sun, Everton director of football Steve Walsh wants to see the club appoint Sam Allardyce and Craig Shakespeare as their new management team.

The Toffees decided to part ways with manager Ronald Koeman last week after the 5-2 home defeat to Arsenal, which was Everton's fifth defeat in nine Premier League games.

With just eight points taken after a summer spending, Koeman's time at Goodison Park is now up, and caretaker boss David Unsworth will take charge of today's game against Leicester City.

Sam Allardyce manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Crystal Palace at London Stadium on January 14, 2017 in London, England.

Unsworth's lack of managerial experience may count against him in his bid to land the job permanently, and The Sun report that Everton may turn to Sam Allardyce.

It's claimed that Bill Kenwright wants an English appointment, and he would like to bring in Allardyce, whilst director of football Steve Walsh is also understood to be a big fan.

In fact, the report states that Walsh wants Everton to appoint Allardyce whilst bringing in Craig Shakespeare as his assistant, reuniting the pair having briefly worked together with the England national team.

Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare looks on during the pre-season friendly match between Luton Town and Leicester City at Kenilworth Road on July 26, 2017 in Luton, England.

Allardyce, who left Crystal Palace at the end of last season, has built up a reputation for getting teams out of relegation trouble, and Everton currently find themselves in trouble, meaning 'Big Sam' is emerging as an option despite his attritional brand of football.

Meanwhile, Shakespeare – sacked by Leicester earlier this month – may be more suited to an assistant's role, and having worked with Walsh at Leicester and Allardyce with England, it may make sense for this proposed management team to form at Goodison Park, even if fans are a little underwhelmed.

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