Supporters of Everton have fumed over interview footage with Sammy Lee, where he defended Sam Allardyce, that emerged on Twitter.
The footage from an interview with Radio City Talk was shared to Toffees supporters by Everton News Feed, which had fans fuming due to the former assistant manager’s defence of the manager that he worked under.
Former Everton Assistant Manager Sammy Lee on his time at Everton pic.twitter.com/1ukRRczwCT
— The USM Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) January 23, 2020
Completely disagree with everything he said. People lazily suggest we didn’t like because of style of play yet the problems ran a lot deeper than that.
— Beans (@Ecclesbean) January 23, 2020
More time to sign players?? He bought Walcott and tosun and they have been dreadful
— Andy Kelly l 4 l (@AndyKellyy04) January 23, 2020
We were 13th when he took over, his bizarre claim to that West Ham game that Unsworth managed says it all. Funny how they never mention the Spurs, Arsenal, Burnley or Watford games in these interviews. The two players he did bring in have been leaches on the club ever since too
— James Pendleton (@jpends_) January 23, 2020
Was Sam Allardyce the worst Everton manager in recent memory?
Yes, he was absolutely dreadful
No, he wasn't quite the worst
The former England manager spent just half a season at Goodison Park, during which he oversaw a 1.42 points per match total across 26 games as gaffer (as per Transfermarkt).
Since departing Everton, the 65-year-old manager has not taken over the reins of any other club, however, supporters were keen to not forget how they felt about Allardyce’s time in charge of the Toffees.
Sammy lee is a very humble man! But many like myself couldn’t watch another game under Allardyce! I very nearly gave up on my season ticket because of what football and arrogance he brought to the club! The man is a proven corrupt individual and never should manage again
— Alan Freese (@al3756) January 24, 2020
He should never been appointed in the first place, panic decision by the board and never in danger of going down. Old school tactics and style of play and woeful signings. Sam will still think he would take us further and in his mind better than Carlo. ?
— Stephen (@Stephenah62) January 24, 2020
He did what he was asked but he constantly talked himself up while publicly disrespecting the club, fans, even the marketing manager. Oh, and the football was dull and his signings have been flops.
— Rob Fox (@RobFoxEFC) January 23, 2020
Such a success that the big jobs have been flying at him ever since he left hey……. Awful man and football dinosaur!
— aka Brian (@life_as_brian) January 23, 2020
What do we think?
Whatever you may think about Allardyce’s time at Goodison Park, it is absolutely clear that he did not have the fans on his side and in football that is one of the most important things to have.
While the results were positive on the whole, during Allardyce’s and Lee’s time at the club, it is absolutely certain that the management duo and the club were just not a good fit (per The Guardian).