Everton confirm Sam Allardyce as new manager

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Associated Press

Premier League team Everton have hired former England boss Sam Allardyce as their new manager.

Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce

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The appointment of Allardyce ends the club's five-week search for a replacement for the fired Ronald Koeman.

Everton says the 63-year-old Allardyce has signed a contract until June 2019, his first job since quitting as Crystal Palace manager in May.

Everton are 13th in the 20-team Premier League, five points clear of the relegation zone after a disappointing start to the season.

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