Sam Allardyce: New Everton boss signs deal until the summer of 2019

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Sam Allardyce (centre) was photographed with Everton owner Farhad Moshiri at Goodison Park on WednesdayEverton have named Sam Allardyce as their new manager, with the ex-England boss signing a deal until June 2019.The 63-year-old Englishman is the permanent successor to Ronald Koeman, who was sacked in October with the club 18th in the Premier League.Everton won twice in eight matches under caretaker boss David Unsworth.
His final game in charge was Wednesday's 4-0 Premier League victory over West Ham at Goodison Park, which Allardyce watched from the stands.He has been out of work since leaving Crystal Palace in May.Everton are 13th in the league and face Huddersfield on Saturday. Koeman guided them to seventh place last season - his first in charge - but was sacked the day after a 5-2 home defeat by Arsenal on 22 October.The Toffees spent more than £130m on new players in the summer but have struggled without last season's top scorer Romelu Lukaku, who was sold to Manchester United for £75m in July.Allardyce left Palace after just five months - his first job since an ill-fated one-game spell as England manager - having led the club to eight wins in 21 games to secure a 14th-place finish in the league.
Allardyce facts and figures
Everton will be Allardyce's seventh Premier League club - more than any other manager. Harry Redknapp is next on the list with five.
He has never been relegated from the top flight as a manager and was promoted to the Premier League with Bolton and West Ham.
He has a Premier League win percentage of 33.8%.
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