Allardyce explains why he was sacked by Everton

NEW MALDEN, ENGLAND - JUNE 07: Sam Allardyce manager of England takes part in training during a Soccer Aid for UNICEF media session at Fulham FC training ground on June 7, 2018 in New Malden, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
NEW MALDEN, ENGLAND - JUNE 07: Sam Allardyce manager of England takes part in training during a Soccer Aid for UNICEF media session at Fulham FC training ground on June 7, 2018 in New Malden, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

The former Blues coach says he was sacked by the board of directors because people lied about his reputation.

English manager Sam Allardyce coached Everton only during the 2017-2018 English Premier League season.

He took the team from the thirteen places in the standings to the eight, including a seven-game unbeaten run at the start of his job.

But fans didn’t like his style of play and so he left the club on May 16, 2018.

Now the former England manager spoke to Click Liverpool, to explain what happened in Everton.

“Everybody walks around talking about Sam Allardyce’s style is not good enough, he doesn’t play the right way and so on and so forth and it is a massive problem for me,” he said.

“People believe it. You believe the false lies, the false implications. Football does that – it believes that lie sometimes.”

“It is built up by fellow managers, journos who follow on with it and you are never going to get rid of it,” he commented.

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“The type of football I played at Everton, the fans said it wasn’t good enough and I would say the same – I knew it wasn’t good enough for Everton.”

“But I knew I had to get them in the position where they were safe,” he explained.

“Then let me build the team, let me spend the next £80 million, £100m on the players that will make Everton much much more fluid, much more creative and go forward and score more goals and hopefully finish better than eighth.”

“They talk about my style of football, well Ronald went and they said he played the right style of football,” he continued.

“Roberto [Martinez] went, everybody said he played the right style of football, and I went because I didn’t play the right style of football.”

“It is about trying to entertain and win, that is the ultimate, but you have to keep winning first to change the things that need to change,” Allardyce commented.

“If I got sacked because my results weren’t good enough at Everton, I accept it but getting sacked when they finish eighth, it is ridiculous. In fact, it is ludicrous.”