Everton fans have had to endure years of inconsistency after David Moyes left for Manchester United in 2013, seeing a number of managers succeed the Scottish boss in the dugout.
Roberto Martinez lasted three years at the helm before being replaced by Ronald Koeman, who had 58 games in charge before his dismissal last November – which then led to Sam Allardyce taking the reigns until the end of the season.
Allardyce was extremely unpopular during his short stint at Goodison Park for playing a negative style of football and fans were relieved to see the back of him in the summer, when the Toffees finally landed former Watford boss Marco Silva.
Speaking on BT Sport on Saturday, Allardyce hit back at suggestions he adopts a negative brand and stated he does not have to defend himself. After the clip was shared on Twitter, plenty of fans waded in with their take.
We have gathered some of the best reactions below.
He got £10m to take us from 13th to 8th and served up the worst football I have ever witnessed. Please do not mention him in the same breath as Everton again.
— Dave Taylor (@davetaylor62) November 10, 2018
Claudio Ranieri winning the league with Leicester and getting the sack didn’t get anywhere near the coverage that Big Sam gets for winning the 8th place trophy with Everton
— Craig Knowles (@CraigLeeKnowles) November 10, 2018
Sam Allardyce the Donald Trump of premier league football
— john webb (@john_webby) November 10, 2018
Finished 8th on 49 pts.
You would have thought we had finished with 70+pts the way he is talking.
— BOB (@BobStarkey3) November 11, 2018
Even those people defending him aren’t saying he played good football, just that he got results that helped teams stay up. Which is fine, but don’t confuse that with the watchable version of the game.
— Mark H (@MarkHeytch) November 10, 2018
The man believes everything he is spouting!! Look through his career, NEVER have you seen a manager get paid so much money for MEDIOCRITY. And that’s a compliment! At best he was average.
— barry sherlock (@barry_sherlock) November 10, 2018
Possibly the darkest day in my 54 years supporting Everton when he was appointed – could not believe we had come to that – atrocious football from a manager whose arrogance knows no bounds #EFC
— Graham Williams (@graham0702) November 10, 2018
If he was at Everton this season then I wouldn’t be
— mark van marle (@markvanmarle) November 10, 2018