Sam Allardyce rules himself out of taking the Everton job

General view as the inside of Goodison Park is seen prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton are still looking to find a replacement for Ronald Koeman.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on May 14, 2017 in London, England.

Sam Allardyce has ruled himself out of becoming Everton’s next manager on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, which was broadcast on TalkSPORT on 15th November.

Allardyce has been strongly linked with a move to Everton in recent times, as the Toffees search for Ronald Koeman’s replacement.

However, Allardyce has suggested that he never felt wanted by Everton, and has decided that he would be better off not taking the job at Goodison Park.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Crystal Palace shows appreciation to the fans after the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on May 14, 2017 in London,...

“It never materialised as I thought it would, unfortunately,” Allardyce said, in his latest update.

“For me such a long time without a decision, I had to make a decision myself. The decision was it was probably better it wasn’t me, and I’d move on to something else. It would have been a fabulous job, but it just didn’t feel right.

“I think when you’re sat in my position you want people to be decisive and feel like they want you. I didn’t get that feeling overall. They were hesitating that I was the man.”

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on May 14, 2017 in London, England.

Everton’s failure to get a deal for Allardyce over the line means that they are still searching for a new boss.

The Toffees have taken longer than expected to appoint Koeman’s successor, with the international break nearly over now.

Everton’s next match comes against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, with David Unsworth likely to be in the dugout.

Unsworth is another potential candidate to get the Everton job on a long-term basis, but is likely to need to win at Palace to boost his chances of being handed a contract.

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