Sam Allardyce was sacked by Everton, moments after he expressed his disgust after the club announced major boardroom changes without informing him.
Allardyce has another year left on his contract but met the club’s major shareholder Farhad Moshiri on Wednesday morning when his departure was confirmed.
Ahead of the meeting, Allardyce has hit out at a lack of “decency” after Everton pushed ahead with boardroom changes by appointing Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale to replace Robert Elstone as CEO with Dr Keith Harris becoming deputy chairman without his knowledge.
? | Sam Allardyce has left his role as manager.
— Everton (@Everton) May 16, 2018
“I’m shocked, disappointed and disgusted that the football club didn’t have the decency to tell me, my director of football and my staff about the changes,” said Allardyce.
“They must have been in the pipeline for a considerable time, but no-one thought to tell me and my staff. I’m pretty disgusted.
“I came into the football club with the team struggling and we have finished 8th in the table. I’m more than happy with what myself, my staff and the players have achieved from when I came in.”
“I will be meeting Farhad on Wednesday morning to discuss what happens next, but I’m not expecting a long meeting.”
Former Watford and Hull City manager Marco Silva is apparently the Goodison Park club’s preferred choice to replace Allardyce.
The former England manager took over in November after the sacking of Ronald Koeman and guided Everton out of the bottom half of the Premier League to an eighth-placed finish.
But the style of play under the 63-year-old has not been met with universal appeal among Everton fans.
According to reports, Allardyce will receive a £6 million pay-off from the Premier League club.