Following weeks of speculation, it looks as though Crystal Palace won’t be getting a mid-season chunk of compensation after all, given Sam Allardyce’s decision to rule himself out of the running for the Everton job.
The Toffees have been without a full-time boss since sacking Dutchman Ronald Koeman on the 23rd of October; a decision which appears to have brought nothing but indecision from those in the Goodison Park boardroom in the weeks that have followed.
With Farhad Moshiri still a relatively new face at the club, talk of far-reaching ambition appears to have clouded their decision making process when trying to decide upon a new full-time manager, with their lack of conviction proving to be enough for Big Sam to officially take himself out of the running for the post.
Back in May, the former England boss stated that he wanted to leave Crystal Palace and “retire” from club management completely, making his recent interest in the Everton job both baffling and frustrating for many of a red and blue persuasion but now, any chance of outrage and a hefty chunk of compensation coming our way seems to have disappeared completely, with the man himself going on record to state that the Merseyside club waited too long to pull the trigger.
After hearing rumours linking Allardyce with the role, the Goodison faithful seemed quite united in their desire to dissuade Moshiri from placing him in the dugout, with many concluding that the potential backlash was the key factor in Everton cooling their interest. Quite why they ended up backing away from Sam we’ll never know for sure but I won’t hide the fact that I’m pleased to not have a long-running media saga involving Palace and another ex-manager on the cards.
We’ve got enough on our plates with a season-long battle against relegation.