Sam Allardyce finalising deal to become Everton manager

Sam Allardyce has insisted he will use Wayne Rooney in a deeper position in the coming weeks

It is also understood that Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca was also interviewed for the role, while Republic of Ireland's Martin O'Neill was also being considered, but Everton owner Farhad Moshiri was expected to make a firm decision on Tuesday.

The Goodison club has now confirmed on their official Twitter account that the ex-England boss is on the verge of being appointed as manager but David Unsworth will remain in charge against the Hammers on Wednesday.

David Unsworth remains in caretaker charge as the Toffees face West Ham at Goodison Park at 20:00 GMT.

Everton are now sitting 17th in the table, two points ahead of the Hammers.

The sacking of Ronald Koeman in October has not produced the desired effect, with Everton recording one win, one draw and five defeats in all competitions since Unsworth took over.

Sam Allardyce wants Sammy Lee to join his coaching setup at Everton.

Allardyce became the club's new manager on Thursday after signing a £6million-per-year deal
Allardyce became the club's new manager on Thursday after signing a £6million-per-year deal

Allardyce is returning to management six months after resigning from his post at Crystal Palace, having said at the time that he had "no ambitions to take another job".

That victory, when the Toffees came from two down late on to secure a 3-2 victory over Watford, looked like it might be a turning point.

Allardyce's reign will begin on Saturday when Everton host Huddersfield Town.

He previously held talks with the club's hierarchy only to announce he had withdrawn because he felt they were hesitating.

His achievements at the Stadium of Light - which look all the more impressive given what has happened since - earned him his dream job with England.

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