Allardyce out as Everton manager after 7 months

West Ham United manager David Moyes, left and Everton manager Sam Allardyce stand on the sideline, during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Everton, at the London Stadium, in London, Sunday May 13, 2018. (Daniel Hambury/PA via AP)

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) Everton says Sam Allardyce has left his role as manager, only seven months into his 18-month deal with the Premier League club.

The club announced Allardyce's departure on Wednesday, three days after the end of the league season.

The former England coach's pragmatic style of play has been unpopular with many Everton fans, even though he guided the team away from the relegation zone and to an eighth-place finish.

Updated May 16, 2018