Sam Allardyce expected to part ways with Everton this week - sources
Sam Allardyce is expected to leave his role as Everton manager later this week, sources have told ESPN FC.
Allardyce's future at Everton has been the subject of conjecture for several weeks now with the club linked with a number of possible replacements for the former England boss.
The 63-year-old is due to meet Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri for talks this week, and sources said both parties are expected to agree to a parting of ways.
"Who knows what's going to happen next?" Allardyce said on Sky Sports' Season Review Managers Special. "The season has finished, I'm going to have a meeting with Farhad this week and then I'm going on my holidays."
Allardyce admitted after Sunday's final day of the season defeat to former club West Ham he could not be confident over his future.
"Contract for next year. Confident? I can't quite say confident after all the rumours I'm reading in the paper," Allardyce said after a 3-1 defeat. "Generally there's no smoke without fire. We'll wait and see when we meet up."
Allardyce took over from Ronald Koeman at Everton last November and guided them away from trouble at the wrong end of the table, but he has been unable to win over a section of the club's fans.
Some fans have been calling for Allardyce's departure because of his style of play, despite the former England manager guiding them to eighth spot in the Premier League this season.
On the negativity from sections of supporters, Allardyce told Sky: "It's my job to turn that around, get better results, get better players for Everton and play better, then those fans will enjoy their football a bit more than they are at the moment.
"We've had a good season and the voices, who doesn't get stick as a manager? I think there's only three who haven't had any stick -- Jurgen Klopp, Sean Dyche and Pep Guardiola -- the rest of us have had it when it's our turn."
Everton have been linked with both Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca and former Hull and Watford chief Marco Silva as replacements for Allardyce in recent weeks.
The Toffees face a summer of uncertainty with Wayne Rooney's future at the club also in doubt amid a mooted move to D.C. United. Speaking earlier on Monday, Allardyce said Rooney's future could become more clear on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Everton defender told the club's website the players must prove they are a better team.
"I would not say we are happy, because the expectation at the start of the season was to be better than we have been," the defender said. "We got ourselves away from trouble after it looked at one point like we were in a fight.
"That was pleasing but I do not think we can be happy with how the season has gone as a whole and where we finished. We have to build something stronger as a team for next season. We have to put in the work in pre-season and I am confident we will come back stronger next year, individually and as a team. But it is all right saying that, we know we have to go and work and prove it for next year."
Peter O'Rourke is ESPN FC's transfer news correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @SportsPeteO.