Wayne Rooney's future out of my hands, Sam Allardyce says

Wayne Rooney's future out of my hands, Sam Allardyce says

"All the rumours, gossip and miscalculating stories that the media are writing about what's happening between me and Wayne are absolute rubbish", Allardyce told the BBC after the 3-1 defeat.

ESPN has revealed that Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri and the former England boss are expected to mutually agree that a parting of ways is the best course of action.

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"I've done all that I can, the backroom staff have done all that they can, and the players have done all that they can".

It was Moshiri who personally interviewed and appointed the former England manager on November 30, with the Blues teetering in 13 place on the fringes of the drop zone.

Everton have also been interested in Shakhtar Donetsk coach Paulo Fonseca - although he is also a contender to replace David Moyes at West Ham.

On the negativity from sections of supporters, he said: "It's my job to turn that around, get better results, get better players for Everton and play better, then those fans will enjoy their football a bit more than they are at the moment".

West Bromwich Albion were reportedly considering appointing Marco Silva earlier this season. A statement from the club at the time blamed an "unwarranted approach by a Premier League rival" for Silva as being the catalyst for the destabilisation of his tenure.

Allardyce has had a meeting with Moshiri penned in for a few days but his confidence in remaining at Everton has been waining over the past few weeks.

In this case, it's proven simply impossible to do that.

With that in mind, we want you to take on the role of manager and decide who the club should let go and who is worthy of a place in next year's squad.