Allardyce is back in talks with the Toffees as they step up their pursuit to find Ronald Koeman's successor at Goodison Park with the team looking completely bereft of confidence.
The Mirror reports that discussions between Big Sam's people and the Merseyside outfit restarted this afternoon and have begun well, with the report suggesting that Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri is now prepared to meet Allardyce's demands for a longer term deal with the club, having previously only been willing to put the 63-year-old in charge until the end of the season.
And the Mirror adds that a deal that would see the former England boss take over could even be completed by the end of today - potentially handing the Toffees a boost before they take on fellow strugglers and one of Allardyce's old sides West Ham in the Premier League on Wednesday.
While many Everton fans seem to be unconvinced about Allardyce taking the job, it would undoubtedly be a great move if the club could bring an end to the uncertainty that must have played a part in their recent run of form.
Everton have won once since September, and have lost seven of their last nine games to leave them just above the relegation zone in the top flight. And while Allardyce may not be the marquee name that most fans were expecting to be leading the club at this stage of the season, he may just be the perfect man to come in and ensure that their situation does not get any worse.