Manager David Moyes is reportedly likely to leave West Ham United despite successfully keeping the Hammers in the Premier League.
Although they ended the season with a run of three unbeaten games, prior to that sequence West Ham had achieved just one win in eight, with Moyes offering no clarity on whether he would be allowed to remain in his job next season.
"Look, whatever way it comes around, we have - and I say we because I mean my staff, Alan Irvine, (Stuart) Pearcey and Billy (McKinlay), they are all with me in the same situation - played well, improved from the start of the season no end".
The Scot, out of contract after being drafted on a short-term deal in November, steered West Ham to 13th place and rounded off the campaign with victory as two goals from Manuel Lanzini and Marko Arnautovic's 11th of the league season sank the Toffees. "We'll wait and see when we meet up". "I don't think there is a long period (to settle in)". We haven't arranged a date or a time.
Formerly of Porto, Pacos de Ferreira and Braga, Fonseca has been an exciting manager with an attractive brand of football in his 4-2-3-1 setup, and many Everton fans felt he was the man to bring some light back to the club after a dark season.
"They gave me great backing".
As reported by the Daily Mail earlier this year, Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca had emerged as the top target to replace Allardyce, with majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri thought to be a big fan.