Sam Allardyce. Picture: MATTHEW CHILDS/REUTERS
Sam Allardyce. Picture: MATTHEW CHILDS/REUTERS

London — Former England boss Sam Allardyce was to finalise terms on becoming the new Everton manager late on Wednesday, the Premier League club said.

Allardyce, 63, stepped in to rescue Crystal Palace from relegation midway through last season but resigned before the start of the current campaign.

He will replace Dutchman Ronald Koeman at Everton.

"Sam Allardyce will finalise terms on becoming the new manager of Everton [on Wednesday]," the club said.

Everton sacked Koeman in October after a poor start to the season and placed their Under-23 coach David Unsworth in temporary charge, but results have not improved and the club is currently one place above the relegation zone.

West Bromwich Albion have appointed Alan Pardew as their new manager on a two-and-a-half year contract

Pardew returns to management for the first time since being sacked by Crystal Palace in December 2016 and replaces Tony Pulis at West Brom.

Pulis was sacked recently with West Brom hovering above the relegation zone after four straight league defeats.

"I’m thrilled with the opportunity Albion have provided and looking forward to getting to work with what I consider to be a talented group of players," Pardew said.

"The immediate challenge will be to get the results we need to pull ourselves up the table. But I’m aware that while I’m joining one of the great, traditional clubs of English football, it is one determined to go forward in the Premier League."


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