Everton boss Sam Allardyce says he wants to be a long-term appointment at the club despite the fact that it seems that the amount of fans that support him has dwindled to around 15 people arguing amongst themselves on the internet.
Allardyce, who came out of retirement to take the £6m a year role at Everton, said that it was disappointing that the Blues had slipped back to practically where they were when he took over after a defeat away at Burnley last weekend.
He came under fire from Evertonians both at Turf Moor and online but today’s comments will do nothing to appease those fans after he smirked when told Everton fans were frustrated with his side’s poor performance.
He said: “Of course. There’s tough times and there’s times when you have to draw in, close the doors and stay focused on what you want to achieve.
“It’s very disappointing for everybody that we’ve slipped to where we have slipped to after the fantastic position we put ourselves in the early stages of me walking through the door.
“I came out of retirement because there’s a long-term plan at Everton that I was excited to be a part of.
“Understanding the history of Everton Football Club and the amount of mates that were here when Everton were very successful, I know all about Everton and what you have to try and achieve.
“It was an exciting prospect going forward, rather than a short-term thing.
“I want it to be a long-term appointment.”