Everton hierarchy at loggerheads about senior man position - report
By Aramide Oladipo
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri and the club chairman Bill Kenwright are at loggerheads regarding the position of caretaker manager David Unsworth, according to a report.
The Mirror claims that Kenwright is desperate to see the 44-year-old become the successor to Ronald Koeman as the club manager but Moshiri is not completely convinced.
The newspaper reports that the major shareholder wants to lure a bigger name to Goodison Park with Watford boss Marko Silva at the top of his wishlist.
The report claims that Moshiri is also considering Thomas Tuchel and Carlo Ancelotti as potential candidates for the Everton job.
It is reported that Kenwright has been impressed with the way that Unsworth has dealt with the players in training since Koeman’s departure but Moshiri will need further convincing before appointing the former Toffee defender.
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Unsworth has revelled in his role as the Under-23 club manager, steering the team to win the Premier League 2 title last season.
The former England international lost his first match as caretaker boss as Everton slumped to a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Carabao Cup in midweek.
Unsworth will look to get the club back on track when his side travels to Leicester on Sunday afternoon.
Football Insider verdict
Although it is understandable that Moshiri will be desperate to bring in a household name into the Everton dugout but he needs to be more realistic. Silva has already committed his near-future to Watford and Ancelotti is unlikely to return to the Premier League with reports suggesting that he could move to China and receive a substantial amount of money. Unsworth seems ready and determined to go up the next level and manage the Everton first-team. If he manages to get results in the upcoming weeks, Moshiri must swallow his pride and seriously consider the former defender for the top job at the club.
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