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Walcott, Carroll, Benteke... 10 most likely Sam Allardyce signings

01 December 2017

The UK branch of the African betting firm posted the famous video of Big Sam dancing to Rihanna's "We Found Love", captioned: "Sam Allardyce is set to become the new Everton manager!".

Is Sam Allardyce the right man for the Everton job?

Allardyce was due to attend the club's USM Finch Farm training complex this afternoon in order to complete the formalities of a deal that is reported to be worth £9m over 18 months.

Allardyce is returning to management six months after resigning from his post at Crystal Palace, having said at the time that he had "no ambitions to take another job".

Allardyce became the club's new manager on Thursday after signing a £6million-per-year deal
Allardyce became the club's new manager on Thursday after signing a £6million-per-year deal

But his seven-game tenure has been little short of disastrous, with Everton losing five games and winning just one. But the chance to turn around Everton's faltering ship has lured him back, and Allardyce is expected to have a watching brief at Goodison Park on Wednesday night.

Despite claiming a 3-2 win over Watford, the Merseyside club suffered defeats to Leicester City (2-0) and Southampton (4-1) in the league while also crashing out of the Europa League thanks to humiliating losses at the hands of Lyon (3-0) and Atalanta (5-1). He will oversee the team's Saturday fixture against Huddersfield.

While Everton spent more than £130 million this past summer on signings such as Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane and Davy Klaassen, in addition to adding Wayne Rooney on a free transfer, the Toffees have struggled to cope with the exit of leading scorer Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United. But that turned sour after only one match, with Allardyce stepping down in September 2016 following a newspaper sting.

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Walcott, Carroll, Benteke... 10 most likely Sam Allardyce signings