Football: Everton sack Sam Allardyce as manager

Sam Allardyce still had a year to run on his contract when he was sacked.
Sam Allardyce still had a year to run on his contract when he was sacked.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Everton sacked manager Sam Allardyce on Wednesday after a six-month reign that saw the former England national team boss steer the Merseyside club to eighth place in the Premier League.

Allardyce, who replaced sacked Dutch manager Ronald Koeman in November with the club 13th and five points above the relegation zone, still had a year to run on his contract.