Bookmakers have now slashed odds on Sam Allardyce becoming the new permanent Everton manager, moving clear of Sean Dyche.
The former England manager hasn’t has a job since leaving Crystal Palace at the end of the 2016/17 season, claiming at the time that he was not interested in taking up another role.
However, speaking following Everton’s 2-0 loss to Leicester City on Sunday, Allardyce confirmed that he would consider replacing Ronald Koeman if the position was offered to him.
He said: “Who knows? I’d have to consider that, if that phone call happens. There’s no point in speculating at the moment, David Unsworth is in the chair.
“Joe (Royle) sat upstairs will have an opinion but at the moment it looks like it’s really going to be tough for Everton to get out of that position.”
Koeman was sacked by Everton last week after a dismal start to the Premier League season left the club in the relegation zone – with U23s boss David Unsworth asked to take first-team duties on a temporary basis.
The 44-year-old had been the favourite with the bookmakers to take the role permanently until recently, when Dyche took the lead in the race.
However, many bookmakers have slashed odds on Allardyce taking the job – with many now listing the former England manager as even money to take up the role.
Burnley boss Dyche is second favourite across the board with odds as low as 3/1 – whilst some bookmakers now have Unsworth behind Chris Coleman in the running.