Roberto Martinez gives his thoughts on Allardyce’s appointment

Former Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes that the recent hiring of Sam Allardyce as the manager of the Toffees proves that football is full of surprises, according to Sky Sports.

Everton hired Sam Allardyce as their new manager earlier this week, more than a month since sacking Ronald Koeman.

The decision to hire Allardyce has been a surprising decision as only last season the 63-year-old stepped down from his position as the manager of Crystal Palace to focus on his family and it looked unlikely that the ex-England manager would get into management again.

Despite this fact, Allardyce has decided to take the Everton job and this seems to have impressed former Everton manager Roberto Martinez who praised the veteran boss for his resilience and also tipped the ex-West Ham manager for success at Goodison Park.

Martinez said, “Well, I think in football, you cannot write it, you cannot predict it. I think Sam Allardyce brings enormous experience into a club like Everton. They started a little bit in the wrong end of the ambition that they had this season.

“[But] I will always follow Everton and will always wish them the best from a distance, so I wish Sam Allardyce a very good start to his Everton career.”

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