Date: 26th November 2017 at 4:59pm
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Joey Barton has blasted Everton caretaker manager David Unsworth on social media, after the club lost 4-1 at Southampton in the Premier League.

Unsworth has been in caretaker charge at Goodison Park since Ronald Koeman was sacked last month, with the club still searching for a permanent replacement.

Watford boss Marco Silva had emerged as the Toffees’ first-choice to replace Koeman but their Premier League rivals are refusing to let the highly-rated manager leave.

Unsworth has now lost five of his seven games in temporary charge of Everton but Barton insisted he has no sympathy for the caretaker boss.

The former Premier League midfielder tweeted during the game and twice after the full-time whistle.

Barton questioned the 44-year-old’s credentials as a manager and suggested that he never should have taken the caretaker role in the first place.

Unsworth was previously in charge of Everton’s Under-23 side and helped them win the Premier League 2 title earlier this year.

However, Barton says his performance as caretaker manager has been so bad that you have to question whether he can return to his former role once the Toffees appoint a permanent boss.

It is not the first time Barton has made comments about the caretaker boss this season after calling him a “glorified PE teacher” following the 2-0 Premier League defeat by Leicester.

The latest defeat to Southampton leaves them in 16th place in the Premier League table, just two points above the relegation zone.

In other Everton news, this Sky Sports pundit has said that this candidate is not good enough for the Goodison Park role.

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