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Sam Allardyce set for Everton post as negotiations edge closer

• Former England manager close to agreeing deal to move to Goodison Park
• Allardyce expected to add Sammy Lee and Craig Shakespeare to coaching staff

Sam Allardyce is set to be named Everton’s new manager after negotiations over him succeeding Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park continued on Tuesday night, with former Liverpool player and coach Sammy Lee expected to become part of his coaching staff.

The former England manager, who has been out of work since leaving Crystal Palace in the summer, is due back from holiday on Wednesday and is expected to meet Everton’s major shareholder Farhad Moshiri to finalise his contract, believed to be worth around £6m a year. Initial talks with Allardyce’s representatives broke down earlier this month but it is understood that Everton returned to the 63-year-old after it became clear Watford were not interested in allowing Marco Silva to leave Vicarage Road.

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