By Laura O’Leary

Ally McCoist has defended Everton bosses over the time it is taking them to appoint a new boss, believing “that’s fine” if they get it right, but warned that it would be unacceptable to take time and get it wrong.

The former Scotland international was a guest on Alan Brazil’s Sports Breakfast (talkSPORT, Thursday 9.12am) and voiced his support for Farhad Moshiri and Bill Kenwright.

The 55-year-old explained his thought process saying, “What they’ve got to do is get it right and if they appoint someone right now that’s fine, if they continue to take their time and get it right that’s acceptable.”

McCoist did go on to add a word of warning, saying, “However, what isn’t acceptable will be getting it wrong.”

Sam Allardyce distanced himself from the role on Wednesday, after the Everton board seemed hesitant to make a decision.

Everton have been without a manager since October 23 after dismissing Ronald Koeman after a very poor start to the season.

It was reported that the Toffees were looking to appoint a new manager during the international break, but as of the Thursday before league action returns, David Unsworth is still in temporary charge.

Unsworth has been in charge for four games, suffering three defeats and managing one victory against Watford in the club’s last game.

The 3-2 win against Watford, where Everton fought back from two goals down, has seen Unsworth’s chances for getting the job permanently increase, and he is  now the second favourite with leading bookmaker SkyBet.

In other Everton team news, a player has revealed that he hasn’t spoken to David Unsworth.

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