Allardyce absent from Everton trip to Cyprus
Newly appointed Everton Manager, Sam Allardyce will not be in Everton’s dugout in the club’s final Europa league game in Cyprus tomorrow as a result of an “important” medical appointment.
Press Association Sports gathered that the former England Boss has stayed back in England to make an appointment, which now leaves the sideline role in Cyprus to first-team coaches, Craig Shakespeare and Duncan Ferguson.
The Toffees are already out of the competition and the game against Apollon Limassol on Thursday is of less importance to the Merseysiders’ ambition this season. With their upcoming Merseyside derby clash with Liverpool on Sunday, assistant manager Sammy Lee has also opted to stay back and work with the remaining of the squad that has not traveled.
Shakespeare and Ferguson are set to be in charge of an inexperienced Everton side on Thursday in Lee and Allardyce absence.
Everton’s host, Apollon has just 3 points in 5 games and it’s been a frustrating Europa league campaign for Everton as well as they have managed to pick only a point in their previous 5 games, against Apollon at Goodison Park in September which makes the game a mere formality for either side as neither of the two teams can qualify for the last 32.