Sam Allardyce will never gain full support of Everton fans, says Kevin Campbell
By James Simpson
Last Updated: 04/05/18 11:49am
Sam Allardyce will never gain the full support of Everton fans, according to former Blues forward Kevin Campbell.
Everton are eighth in the Premier League and did not lose a game in April, but Allardyce has come under heavy criticism for the team's performances.
Former Toffees striker Kevin Campbell spoke to Sky Sports about the job Allardyce has done since taking over in November.
"I think Sam Allardyce has done the job he’s meant to do by coming in and solidifying the club but taking it forward," Campbell said.
"I don’t think the fans really take to him. I don’t think they ever will and I think there’s going to be a change in the summer because Everton are a year behind in their game plan.
"They really need to get somebody in there, get the plan in place and get that recruitment drive going. It might take some drastic measures to rip things up but if that’s what has to happen, that has to happen."
Despite a 2-0 win against Huddersfield on the weekend, a number of supporters have called for Allardyce to be sacked. The manager has argued he can't do any more than what he's doing.
'I can't do anymore to win over fans'
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Campbell said it could be the style of football that's putting fans off.
"I think so," Campbell admitted.
"I think it’s the way Everton approach certain games . Evertonians want it to be front-foot football. Everton like to be in your face. And it hasn’t been that type of football.
"Do they have the players to do that? Maybe, maybe not. But they feel that there should be a new man. I think that there will be a new man in the summer.
"No disrespect to Sam Allardyce, but I just really think the time is now for Everton to get the right man in place and to get that club moving forward."
Allardyce stated at the end of last month that he intends to stay with the club next season.