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Sam Allardyce explains why Everton are a bigger club than Leeds: ‘They’re looking to go places’

Sam Allardyce dismissed suggestions Leeds are a bigger club than Everton on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.

The former Toffees boss joined Big Al to discuss the club’s plight since his departure and what comes next if they ditch another manager.

Pressure continues to mount on current boss Marco Silva, who has seen Everton claim just seven points from their opening eight games this season.

Everton fans are growing increasingly impatient with Silva
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And one fan called in to suggest the Toffees should move for Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa.

The eccentric Argentine has injected new life into Elland Road since taking over in 2018, as he bids to take the Whites back to the Premier League following a 15-year absence.

And Brazil questioned whether a move to Merseyside would actually represent an upwards step for Bielsa.

Both clubs have a rich history of success, with Leeds a prominent force in English football under Don Revie in the late sixties/early seventies, while Everton’s glory days came in the mid-eighties under Howard Kendall.

Bielsa is a cult hero in Yorkshire
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However, Allardyce points towards the spending power and ambition of the Toffees as proof of their stature over Leeds.

“They’re very similar,” he told talkSPORT. “You’ve got the days of Howard [Kendall] and the days of Don Revie.

“What would Howard have done if they [Everton] weren’t banned from Europe? Would they’ve won the European Cup like Liverpool did? Leeds never won it.

“Everton are bigger because they’ve got the bigger spending power with Farhad [Moshiri] and they’re looking to go places.”

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