How Everton could line up under Sam Allardyce with former boss shock name in frame to replace sacked Frank Lampard
EVERTON are looking for a new manager after the sacking of Frank Lampard.
The ex-Chelsea head coach was sacked by the Toffees with the club 19th in the Premier League table on Monday.
They haven’t won any of their last eight league games and are in a dangerous situation going into the second half of the season.
The names set to replace Lampard include former Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa and ex-Burnley manager Sean Dyche.
But one shock candidate tipped for a return to Goodison Park is Sam Allardyce.
The 68-year-old led Everton from 13th to eighth at the end of the 2017/18 season after joining the club mid-season.
But he was relieved of his duties this summer, despite still having 12 months on contract, as fans expressed dissatisfaction with the style of play.
Now he could be in line for a surprise second stint on Merseyside as Everton look to avoid relegation.
And the arrival of Allardyce could mean a return to a more traditional 4-4-2 formation.
Jordan Pickford would retain his place in goal, with the centre-back partnership of Conor Coady and James Tarkowski nailed as Allardyce’s bedrock.
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Seamus Coleman and Ben Godfrey would likely be his full-backs.
Then in midfield, Andre Onana and Idrissa Gueye could be selected as midfield generals, with Demarai Gray on one flank and the returning Andros Townsend on the other.
And up front Dominic Calvert-Lewin is likely to be joined by Neal Maupay, who has scored just one goal in 15 games for the club.
Everton are preparing for a tough couple of games after Lampard, starting with a home game against leaders Arsenal on February 4.
They then travel to Anfield for the Merseyside derby against Liverpool.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7219641/everton-line-up-sam-allardyce-sacked-frank-lampard/ How Everton could line up under Sam Allardyce with former boss shock name in frame to replace sacked Frank Lampard