But the former West Ham, Sunderland and England manager had an apparent change of heart, openly expressing interest in the United States job in recent weeks before ultimately taking over at Goodison Park.
Allardyce, who has been the preferred choice of director of football Steve Walsh, is close to managing his seventh Premier League club after leaving his role as boss of Crystal Palace in the summer.
When asked about Allardyce, Unsworth said: "Sam is a top manager, but I think it would be wrong of me to talk about individuals.I have seen the names that have been bandied about - all top managers".
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Sam Allardyce is reportedly set to sign a two-and-a-half year deal at Goodison Park worth £12million, with the remit to ensure top-flight survival.
Everton have endured a dismal start to the season and are now 17th in the Premier League after just three wins in 13 matches.
Everton's successful Under-23 coach David Unsworth has been in temporary charge since Koeman's departure and had some support to be appointed full-time but has won just won and lost five of his seven games at the helm.
Despite claiming a 3-2 win over Watford, the Merseyside club suffered defeats to Leicester City (2-0) and Southampton (4-1) in the league while also crashing out of the Europa League thanks to humiliating losses at the hands of Lyon (3-0) and Atalanta (5-1).
His achievements at the Stadium of Light - which look all the more impressive given what has happened since - earned him his dream job with England.