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Sam Allardyce could be named Everton’s new manager before tomorrow’s game with West Ham United.

Talks between the 63-year-old and the Blues are understood to be moving along and there is confidence that a deal can be struck to bring the former England boss to Goodison.

Allardyce had turned Everton down earlier this month but Farhad Moshiri re-opened talks with the ex-Crystal Palace manager this week in the wake of Sunday’s defeat at Southampton.

Caretaker boss David Unsworth looks set to remain in charge of the side for tomorrow night’s game against David Moyes’ hammers but it is expected to be his final match in temporary charge with belief growing that Allardyce will be appointed soon.

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Allardyce would bring former Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare with him as No2 and Martyn Margetson as goalkeeper coach.

It is believed Allardyce would also look to add his own fitness coach to the backroom staff at Goodison and could also look to add a scout to the club’s network.



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