English Premier League side Everton on Wednesday confirmed manager Sam Allardyce has left the club with immediate effect.
Sky Sports News reports that chairman Farhad Moshiri met Allardyce early on Wednesday morning and told him his six-month reign had come to an end. The decision comes following an Everton board meeting on Tuesday.
Allardyce will be paid the vast majority of the final 12 months of his contract, estimated to be around £6m.
Deputy CEO of Everton, Denise Barrett-Baxendale, said: “On behalf of the Chairman, Board of Directors and Mr Moshiri, I’d like to thank Sam for the job he has done at Everton over the last seven months.
“Sam was brought in at a challenging time last season to provide us with some stability and we are grateful to him for doing that.