Everton have hired Sam Allardyce as manager, ending a prolonged search following the October sacking of Ronald Koeman.
The Toffees announced that Allardyce will finalise terms at the club’s USM Finch Farm training ground on Wednesday. Caretaker manager David Unsworth will remain in charge for Everton’s match against West Ham on Wednesday night at Goodison Park.
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.”
But the former West Ham, Sunderland and England manager had an apparent change of heart, openly expressing interest in the United States job in recent weeks before ultimately taking over at Goodison Park.
Everton sit 17th in the Premier League, just two points out of the relegation zone, and have already been eliminated from contention from the Europa League knockout rounds after claiming just one point from five matches.
Allardyce famously has never been relegated from the Premier League, having taken over mid-season to keep Sunderland and Palace in the top division the past two campaigns.
The 63-year-old will manage his first match when Everton host Huddersfield Town on Saturday.