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Rooney: Everton Football Club couldn't tolerate another Atalanta performance

Everton ace Wayne Rooney is pleased with the arrival of Sam Allardyce as manager.

David Unsworth was put in temporary charge after Dutchman Ronald Koeman's dismissal in the wake of a 5-2 home drubbing by Arsenal which left the Merseysiders in the relegation zone.

Former Toffees defender Unsworth insisted he wanted the job full-time.

But Roo admits he knew another change was needed after the 5-1 home defeat by Atalanta in the Europa League.

He told talkSPORT: “We conceded three goals in six or seven minutes against Atalanta and then, in the game after, we lost 4-1 to Southampton.

“You couldn't identify that with Everton Football Club. That was when we knew we were in a relegation battle and that a new manager was needed."

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