Allardyce critical of Everton's call for fans to rate him
Everton manager Sam Allardyce has criticised the club for sending out a survey asking supporters to mark him out of 10, labelling it a "big mistake".
Members of the Toffees' fans' panel have been sent a questionnaire which includes, among other other things, them being asked for a score based on the statement: "I have a high level of trust in the current manager and coaching staff of Everton eg in making the right decisions to get the best out of the team".
Allardyce said: "I'm only answering this question once - in fact I'm not taking the question" as an opening shot at his pre-match press conference to preview Monday's home match against Newcastle.
"The survey: the director of marketing and communications has clearly slipped up. Our department has not been asked what we think of the survey, even though it has been passed out before.
"From my point of view and the football side point of view, it was a big mistake. I think it has allowed you to write some beautiful headlines. Our director of marketing is not a great understander of football and how football works because he is into marketing."