This smacks of utter desperation by the board. It is a shambles.
I am not saying that Big Sam wouldn't do a half decent job with our current squad, but it has taken them 6 weeks to come up with a solution that has been staring them in the face.
When Moshiri came in 18 months ago, I had huge faith in his ability to get things done, and the swift action he took in dismissing Martinez and going and getting his man in Koeman left me feeling positive. However, it is clear from July onwards that there is huge indecision between several parties, including Moshiri, the Manager, Walsh, Kenwright, the rest of the board and even Elstone. The whole structure of the club needs looking at as this situation cannot ever happen again. Unsworth can carry absolutely no blame in this, as he has been forced to take over a terrible situation.
All in all, dark days for Everton, especially when you consider that we are in such a dire situation that we need to hire someone of Allardyce's football mentality and history.