As Sam Allardyce watched over his new charges at Goodison Park for the first time last week, it would have been easy to think that, in carving out a comfortable 4-0 win over West Ham, his mere presence had improved things.
On the other hand, one could equally have looked at the presence of David Moyes in the away dugout and found their explanation there. In five matches against the Toffees since Moyes left Goodison in 2013, his teams have five losses, no goals scored, and twelve conceded. Nonetheless, Everton looked better against Moyes’ West Ham side than they have for a very long time and then backed up that win with a victory over Huddersfield Town – so will the Allardyce era mark an end to their recent underachievement?
No Lack Of Confidence
During his time out of managerial work, Allardyce gave an intervie...