Sam Allarydce reveals the 2 reasons which convinced him to join Everton

Sam Allardyce will make his return to management with Everton

Sam Allardyce will make his return to management with Everton Credit PA

Everton spent over £100 million in the summer, but they have underachieved massively and now occupy an extremely disappointing 13th place in the Premier League.

They've had plenty of abuse thrown their way from rival fans as well as their own frustrated followers.

Allardyce was due to attend the club's USM Finch Farm training complex this afternoon in order to complete the formalities of a deal that is reported to be worth £9m over 18 months.

Everton have reopened talks with Sam Allardyce about becoming their new manager, according to Sky Sports News.

Earlier on in the season they tweeted a congratulations message to Arsenal after a 5-2 victory against the Toffees.

"I would like to put on record our thanks as a club to David Unsworth for stepping up when we needed him over the last few weeks".

Eventually Allardyce, who left Crystal Palace at the end of last season, became the frontrunner and he joins despite insisting in the past that only an global job would bring him back into management. He spent just over three hours there before making the 25-minute drive to Goodison Park, where he arrived with Moshiri. It's what you need to have and hopefully we can deliver to the fans to get this club high up the league.

"The attraction of the club itself, the people I've known at the club - Peter Reid is one of my best mates, so are Andy Gray and Paul Bracewell whom I worked with at Sunderland", The new Everton boss said.

They have conceded more than twice as many goals as they have scored having failed to replace leading scorer Romelu Lukaku following his summer departure for Manchester United.

"At the moment, going back into football isn't on the agenda".

However, Allardyce did watch his side dismantle West Ham 4-0 at Goodison Park on Wednesday night, courtesy of a Wayne Rooney hat-trick, so there is reason to be optimistic.

Everton also confirmed that Unsworth will return to his role with the Under-23s. Yet Allardyce showed during his ill-fated 67-day spell in charge of England a year ago that he thinks highly of Rooney.

His first game in charge is against Huddersfield on Saturday.

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