• Allardyce to return to football six months after quitting Crystal Palace
• Former England manager has never been relegated from Premier League
Sam Allardyce has agreed to become Everton’s manager, six months after he stepped down at Crystal Palace saying he had “no ambitions to take another job”.
Allardyce is in line to become the permanent successor to Ronald Koeman after David Unsworth’s unsuccessful stint as caretaker. His first match will be at home to Huddersfield Town on Saturday. He has agreed an 18-month deal worth a reported £9m.
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