Sam Allardyce takes a dig at West Ham United and Newcastle United

Sam Allardyce manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Burnley and Everton at Turf Moor on March 3, 2018 in Burnley, England.

Everton manager Sam Allardyce has been in charge of West Ham United and Newcastle United before.

Sam Allardyce manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Burnley and Everton at Turf Moor on March 3, 2018 in Burnley, England.

Everton manager Sam Allardyce has told The Guardian the Toffees have a greater history than West Ham United and Newcastle United.

Allardyce was in charge of Newcastle in 2007-08 and was the manager of West Ham from 2011 until 2015.

The former Crystal Palace manager, who has managed the likes of Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers as well in the Premier League, was appointed the Everton boss in November 2017.

Sam Allardyce manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Burnley and Everton at Turf Moor on March 3, 2018 in Burnley, England.

“Every clubs’ fans have a lot of passion but like I said at the time the history of Everton is far greater than that of Newcastle and West Ham,” Allardyce told The Guardian.

“Every fan has great demands and, when there are big crowds, the demands are bigger. For me Everton is completely different from Newcastle or West Ham but it was just a comparison, it wasn’t anything other than that.”

Sam Allardyce manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Burnley and Everton at Turf Moor on March 3, 2018 in Burnley, England.

Interesting comments

Everton are a big club in England, and although the Merseyside outfit are struggling for survival in the Premier League at the moment, their history cannot be undermined.

The Toffees have lofty ambition, and perhaps in the coming years they could genuinely challenge for the Champions League places in the Premier League.

Sam Allardyce manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Burnley and Everton at Turf Moor on March 3, 2018 in Burnley, England.

West Ham and Newcastle are also big clubs, but while the Hammers have struggled to keep their Premier League status in recent years, the Magpies were in the Championship only last season.

Both the Hammers and the Magpies are in danger of going down to the second tier of English football at the end of the season.

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