Everton have confirmed Sam Allardyce will finalise a deal to become the club’s new manager on Wednesday evening, replacing David Unsworth who has been in charge since the dismissal of Ronald Koeman.
Everton in a statement yesterday said: “Sam Allardyce will be at USM Finch Farm this afternoon to finalise terms on becoming the new manager of Everton Football Club.
“David Unsworth will remain in charge of the Blues for tonight’s Premier League match against West Ham United at Goodison Park.”
Sammy Lee will join as assistant manager, Sky Sports News understands, while former Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare – who was Allardyce’s right-hand man during the ill-fated four-month spell with England – will also join the backroom team.
David Unsworth – who has been in charge on an interim basis – will return to his previous U23 role, while Duncan Ferguson is also expected to have a place in the coaching set-up.