Less than two weeks after saying he was not “ready” to take the Leicester job, Sam Allardyce says he would “consider” taking the Everton position.
The former England manager has been linked with the vacancy at Everton, currently being coached on a temporary basis by David Unsworth.
“I’d have to consider that if that phonecall happens,” Allardyce told BeIN Sports, in between saying English coaches are “second-class citizens”.
“There’s no point speculating at the moment. David Unsworth is in the chair, Joe sat upstairs will have an opinion today and from the Chelsea game.
“It’s really going to be tough for Everton to get out of that position. Not because the lads are not trying, but as a team collectively they can’t keep a clean sheet and can’t score a goal. Those are the two problems, if you resolve one, you’ll end up resolving the other and that will start with the clean sheet.”
This is quite a lurch from Allardyce’s answer when asked about the then-vacancy at Leicester City.
“As big a club and as much as I would love to manage Leicester I don’t think it is time for me to manage yet,” he said.
“I am not ready I don’t think.
“Having been in the game so long and done it so long, and looking at how I felt at the end of last season, I feel I am enjoying my life too much.”
Odd how a potential offer from a bigger club can quickly change your opinion.