Andrei Kanchelskis has backed David Unsworth to be Everton manager until the end of the season, believing that he will get the Toffees “back up the table.”

In an interview with talkSPORT,the retired footballer gave his verdict on Everton’s manager hunt and believes it is “best to keep” both Unsworth and Duncan Ferguson in control.

“I like David Unsworth and it would be best to keep him and Duncan Ferguson [alongside him] until the end of the season and see what happens,” the 48-year-old said.

“With Unsworth and Ferguson at least the players all know them and how they work,” he added.

“Being Everton people they also know what is required at such a club and I think they will get Everton back up the table.”

Unsworth has been in caretaker charge of the Toffees since Ronald Koeman’s dismissal on October 23, after the 5-2 defeat to Arsenal.

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Out of five games in charge, the 44-year-old has only achieved one victory, a 3-2 win against Watford, and has suffered three defeats.

Everton’s last game saw them draw 2-2 with bottom of the league Crystal Palace, with Unsworth’s side having to come from behind twice to get the point.

Captain Leighton Baines scored the first equaliser from the penalty spot, with a Julian Speroni error gifting Oumar Niasse an opportunity to make it 2-2 after the Toffees had fallen behind again.

Despite Kanchelskis’ belief that Unsworth is the best option for the club, the bookies only make him the second favourite for the job at 7/2 behind Watford’s Marco Silva.

In other Everton news, a new name has suddenly emerged in contention to be the next Blues manager, according to the latest bookmakers’ odds.

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