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​Allardyce tells Everton fans: I'm here for the long-term

Sam Allardyce claims that he is committed to Everton for the long term, despite indifferent results since his arrival.

While it does not appear that Allardyce will get Everton relegated, his side are far from convincing either.

Many Everton fans are hoping he will be replaced in the summer, but Allardyce has other ideas.

Allardyce said to Sky Sports: "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."

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