Sam Allardyce has accepted that he will have to get his team playing attractive football if he is to remain Everton manager in the long-term, as well as getting results.

Allardyce began his managerial career with Everton in fine form after taking over in Decemeber, picking up 12 points in six Premier League games, including draws against Liverpool and Chelsea.

Now that points are becoming more difficult to come by, Allardyce has accepted that he will also need to improve his team’s play-style if he wants to remain on Merseyside for the foreseeable future.

Allardyce, who signed an 18-month contract with the Toffees, is now on a three game losing streak across all competitions, five games without a win, and faces a tough game at Wembley against Tottenham on Saturday.

The former England boss told the Liverpool Echo about how his side needs to change. He said;

My contract doesn’t determine how long I stay, there’s no danger of that.

My length of stay at Everton is purely based on two things – results and entertainment – and we’ve got to put both things together, we’ve got to be entertaining and we’ve got to win football matches.

Winning football matches first is the key element and then that brings greater entertainment value as we hopefully improve the squad as we go on in the future and building a team to play better, win more games and progress.

Everton play Tottenham on Saturday. The Toffees could move level on points with eighth place Leicester with a win over Spurs, and if Leicester lose to Chelsea.