Sam Allardyce Says £30M Player Was a Nightmare for Him at Everton

Former Everton manager Sam Allardyce shed light on his tenure at Goodison Park, revealing insights into his challenges and experiences. Among the topics discussed, Allardyce delved into the difficulties encountered with certain players, notably winger Yannick Bolasie.

Allardyce, who spent a brief half-season with Everton, acknowledged the mixed reception he received from fans due to his pragmatic style of play. Despite achieving a commendable mid-table finish following a rocky start to the season, discontent among supporters was palpable.

Reflecting on his time with the Toffees, Allardyce revealed his frustrations with Bolasie’s persistent injury woes, labeling the winger’s stint at Everton as a “disaster.” In conversation with Tony Pulis, Allardyce highlighted Bolasie’s struggle to recover from a cruciate injury, which hindered his ability to contribute effectively on the pitch.

“I had him at Everton and he was a disaster. You know what it was, he never recovered from a cruciate. When I got there he was trying to recover from a cruciate, do you know what I mean? We were desperate to get his pace down the wing,” Allardyce remarked during the podcast.