By Danny Wright
Chris Sutton has boldly claimed that Everton caretaker boss David Unsworth has lost his chance of earning the permanent manager role following Thursday’s 5-1 demolition at the hands of Atalanta in the Europa League.
Everton’s game against the Italian outfit meant nothing for the Merseysiders as they have already missed out on the chance to qualify for the knock-out rounds, but Unsworth’s side were completely dismantled in front of the home crowd in what was potentially the final European game at Goodison.
BT Sport pundit Sutton hasn’t minced his words when destroying the Toffees for their shambolic performance against Atalanta, and he now feels that Unsworth’s chance to continue charge of the first-team have been left in tatters.
“Everton embarrassing tonight. 1-5 to Atalanta. Meaningless or not that was a pathetic display. It must spell the end of Unsworth but he maybe better off out of it after this,” he said on his personal Twitter account after the game on Thursday.
.@btsportfootball Everton embarrassing tonight.. 1-5 to Atalanta ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️Meaningless or not that was a pathetic display. It must spell the end of Unsworth but he maybe better off out of it after this…
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) November 23, 2017
Everton have been on the hunt for a new manager for over a month since Ronald Koeman was sacked due to a terrible start to the season.
Unsworth had been tipped to be handed the role on a permanent basis when he was put in caretaker charge, but he has managed to win just one of six games in the Goodison hotseat while also overseeing the clubs’ horrendous European campaign come to an end.
In other Everton news, the Toffees have reached an agreement in their hunt for a new boss.