Twitter responses to Everton's appointment of Sam Allardyce makes for colourful reading
Everton are on the brink of appointing Sam Allardyce as their new manager, but the responses on the club's official Twitter feed to the announcement suggested the move was not universally popular.
Allardyce has always been something of a polarising figure in the game, with his brand of functional football not always to the liking of purists who still like to attach the word 'beautiful' to the game.
While Everton may not have needed the Allardyce touch when they sacked manager Ronald Koeman five weeks ago, a slump in form in recent weeks saw Goodison Park officials hit the emergency button and re-open talks with the former England manager after the initially broke down a month ago.
Everton may be in need of the kind of quick fix Allardyce can provide, but the responses to the Twitter confirmation of his appointment - and the news that he was hiring Liverpool legend Sammy Lee to be part of his backroom staff- were hardly heartfelt.
This is a dark day in the history of this club. A dark day.— Fat Bald and Stoopid (@OneEyedPete1971) November 29, 2017
Now we’re officially a joke can the board start working on ‘the Project’ as none of us are any wiser as to what it is.— Everton Aren't We (@EvertonArentWe) November 29, 2017
- Why is our recruitment a shambles?
- Who is responsible?
- Why are we firefighting in every decision?
- Why is Jim White announcing official club business?
Has a manager ever been Booed whilst being announced to the Fans?— JohnLouisJones (@OH_Man_Blue) November 29, 2017
Everton are a club of firsts.
Well done @Everton well done.
I am done with this club.
Worst decision ever by the club board. They all need to get out of our Football club. Including Moshiri— Scott (@Scottyblue76) November 29, 2017