Wayne Rooney's future out of my hands, Sam Allardyce says

Wayne Rooney's future out of my hands, Sam Allardyce says

With ex-Watford manager Marco Silva potentially replacing Sam Allardyce at Everton, could that persuade Richarlison to make the move to Goodison Park?

The 63-year-old is due to meet Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri for talks this week, and sources said both parties are expected to agree to a parting of ways.

Everton rated in the bottom two of the Premier League for shots on target and chances created since Allardyce was appointed as manager, with the former West Ham and Bolton boss failing to shed a reputation that he promotes an uninspiring brand of football.

Initially, Moshiri wanted to secure the services of Watford boss Marco Silva and was prepared to throw significant resources at the Hornets to pry away their high-flying manager.

Moshiri is now expected to reach a settlement on the final year of Allardyce's deal before moving quickly to appoint his successor.

The clubs couldn't come to an agreement and the 40-year-old stayed at Vicarage Road.

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Now a free agent, Silva would be able to finally step into the Everton fold and instantly start working on improving the side going into next season.

Shakhtar Donetsk coach Paulo Fonseca has also been linked with Everton as well as West Ham, while Louis van Gaal, Andre Villas-Boas, Sean Dyche and Eddie Howe are other names reportedly in the frame.

Silva's possible arrival at Everton is complicated by the fact he is still involved in a wrangle with Watford over compensation for his dismissal.

Rooney finished the season as the Toffees' leading scorer with 11 goals, but was absent for Everton's last game of the season with a knee injury.

BBC reports Elstone's replacement will be deputy chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale, who in 2014 received an MBE for her role in spearheading the club's successful charity arm.

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