Allardyce’s Everton deal sees his pay eclipse European elite

Date published: Wednesday 29th November 2017 2:15

Sam Allardyce: Preferred English candidate for FA

Everton have appointed Sam Allardyce as their new manager in succession to Ronald Koeman, with the former England coach signing an 18-month deal.

The Toffees turned to the former Sunderland and Crystal Palace saviour after a wretched run of form pushed them perilously close to the relegation zone.

It is understood Allardyce has signed a contract to the summer of 2019 worth £9million – with the Toffees set to hand him a £1million bonus if he keeps the club in the Premier League.

And the Daily Mirror reckons Allardyce, who will be formally introduced to the crowd before Wednesday’s Premier League match with West Ham, will earn more per year during his time at Goodison than Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone, Juventus manager Max Allegri, PSG chief Unai Emery and even Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane will make.

Allardyce is expected to take charge for the first time when Everton face Huddersfield on Saturday.

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