Everton fans asked to rate Sam Allardyce ahead of Newcastle's visit to Goodison Park

Everton fans have been asked to rate their boss ahead of Newcastle United's visit to Goodison Park.

Wednesday, 18th April 2018, 8:49 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th April 2018, 9:01 am
Sam Allardyce

Everton manager Sam Allardyce is under pressure ahead of Monday night's televised game.

Allardyce was appointed in late November by the club, which had sacked Ronald Koeman a month earlier. Everton were 13th in the Premier League at the time.

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Everton are now ninth and a point ahead of Newcastle, who have won their last four games.

But Allardyce – who had an eight-month spell in charge of United earlier in his career – has come under fire from a section of supporters unhappy about his style of football.

The 63-year-old brushed off criticism a week ago when he told journalists: "Your lives are really run by Facebook, Twitter and Instagram far too much.

"You shouldn't listen to speculating unprofessionals, which is what you are doing to get your stories."

Everton, however, have asked members of the club's fan panel to air their views in their annual survey.

As part of the questionnaire supporters can have their say on whether they agree with the statement of: "I have a high level of trust in the current manager and coaching staff at Everton e.g. in making the right decisions to get the best out of the team."

Recipients are invited to rank that statement from one to 10.

Everton sent a similar set of questions, which also include, among other things, asking for general views on the club and media coverage, in May last year.