• Allardyce loses job amid supporter discontent
• Former England manager had year left on contract
Sam Allardyce has been sacked by Everton after six months amid fan discontent. The manager had a further season on his contract.
Allardyce was brought in last November with Everton on the fringes of a relegation battle and the team finished eighth. He failed to win over the fans, not least because of the style of play, and it comes as little surprise the major shareholder, Farhad Moshiri, has chosen to dismiss him.