Former Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United midfielder Jermaine Jenas suggested on the BT Sport Score show on BT Sport 1 on Saturday afternoon (3:13pm, November 4, 2017) that Sam Allardyce is not the right manager for Everton in the long run.
Everton are on the lookout for a new manager following the recent departure of Ronald Koeman.
Koeman was dismissed following a run of disappointing results and performances in the Europa League and in the Premier League.
Former West Ham United and Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce is the favourite to take over at Goodison Park, according to odds on Sky Bet (4/6).
Former Tottenham midfielder Jenas, though, does not think that Allaryce is the long-term manager for Everton.
Jenas said on the BT Sport Score show on BT Sport 1 on Saturday afternoon (3:13pm, November 4, 2017) when asked about Allardyce to Everton: “He seems to be the favourite for it.
“I don’t think he is the long-term solution to what they are trying to achieve, but I think he is going to be the person that gets them out of what they are in, gets them safe this year so that they can kick on.”
Allardyce is an expert in keeping teams in the Premier League, and given that Everton are in the bottom three, it would make sense for the Toffees to appoint him as their manager until the end of the season.
Meanwhile, former Leicester City midfielder Robbie Savage has suggested that Everton could get relegated to Championship at the end of the season.
“Whether it’s Sam Allardyce or Sean Dyche who comes to the rescue – and I believe it will be one or the other – don’t fall for the spin about Everton being too good to go down,” Savage wrote in The Mirror.
“If clubs as big as Leeds, Aston Villa and Newcastle can fall off the gravy train, don’t assume it can’t happen to the Toffees too.”