Caretaker manager David Unsworth revealed he didn’t know about Farhad Moshiri’s update on Everton’s manager hunt ahead of time, and actually just saw it before conducting his press conference.
In the pre-game conference for Everton’s game with Southampton, the caretaker boss revealed the update was “fantastic” but didn’t know much more about it.
The update Unsworth is referring to came on Friday morning on talkSPORT as Everton owner Moshiri revealed to Jim White that the club were “close” to appointing a new manager and had a shortlist of three names.
The media asked Unsworth if he was one of those three, and the 44-year-old answered, “I don’t know, I just came in off the grass and I just seen that myself.
“If we’re further down the line than we were last night or ahead of training this morning to getting a permanent manager, that’s fantastic.”
Respected journalist for the Guardian Andy Hunter commented on Twitter about how it was a “shambles” that Unsworth was not informed ahead of his conference about the progress made in the manager search.
So, in conclusion, Unsworth has found out via Talksport he's no longer in the running for #efc job, just before hosting a press conference at 1pm and while preparing the team for Sunday. Shambles on and off the pitch.
— Andy Hunter (@AHunterGuardian) November 24, 2017
Unsworth has been in temporary control of the Toffees since Ronald Koeman was dismissed as manager on October 23rd, and has overseen six games.
Of those six games, three have been league outings, and the 44-year-old has only seen his side pick up four points out of possible nine, with the Toffees even failing to beat bottom of the league Crystal Palace.
Unsworth will be hoping to increase his points return when Everton play Southampton on Sunday.