Sam Allardyce has made his move to become Everton manager official by signing an £6million-a-year contract, with the former England boss saying he is ‘enthused and energised’ to succeed at Goodison Park.The new Toffees manager has put pen to paper on an 18-month deal which will see him at the helm until the end of the 2018-19 season.And Allardyce said he was persuaded to make his return to management after seeing the ambition shown by majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri and the Everton board.The 63-year-old attended the Blues’ 4-0 drubbing of West Ham on Wednesday night, which proved to be caretaker manager David Unsworth’s last game in charge.
And Allardyce has called on the club to rally together after Wednesday’s result, saying he wanted to engineer a ‘healthy spirit’ around Goodison Park.“I think that whatever’s happened before we’ve just got to all rally around together. Our will to do it all together would be my way forward,’ he added.‘Because we are all in it together and let’s all pull in the same direction. Let’s try to get a healthy spirit around the club. That’s difficult when you’re losing but the win last night over West Ham and the magnificent atmosphere around Goodison, which was just brilliant, well that’s lifted everybody around the club
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