LONDON.— English Premiership soccer side Everton have confirmed manager Sam Allardyce has left the club with immediate effect. Club chairman Farhad Moshiri met Allardyce early yesterday morning and told him his six-month reign had come to an end. The decision comes following an Everton board meeting on Tuesday.
Manager David Moyes has also left West Ham after just over six months in charge despite guiding the club to Premier League survival.
Moyes (55) took over from Slaven Bilic on a short-term contract in November with the club in the relegation zone.
West Ham secured safety with two games to spare and finished 13th. Moyes met senior figures at the club on Monday.
Former Everton and Manchester United boss Moyes recorded nine wins and 10 draws from 31 games as West Ham boss.
Meanwhile, Allardyce will be paid the vast majority of the final 12 months of his contract, estimated to be around £6m.
Deputy CEO of Everton, Denise Barrett-Baxendale, said: “On behalf of the Chairman, Board of Directors and Mr Moshiri, I’d like to thank Sam for the job he has done at Everton over the last seven months.
“Sam was brought in at a challenging time last season to provide us with some stability and we are grateful to him for doing that
“However, we have made the decision that, as part of our longer-term plan, we will be appointing a new manager this summer and will be commencing this process immediately.
“Again, we’d like to place on record our sincere thanks to Sam for his work with us over the last few months and wish him well for the future.”
The 63-year-old secured an eighth-placed finish for Everton in the Premier League after just two defeats in their final nine matches.
When asked about his future on Monday, Allardyce told Sky Sports News: “It’s my job to turn that around. My job is to get better results for Everton, get better players, and play better. Then those fans enjoy their football a little bit more than they are at the moment.