By George Brooks

Former Premier League manager Tim Sherwood says that Everton have too much quality to be relegated this season.

The Toffees are still searching for a new manager after former boss Ronald Koeman was sacked last month.

Koeman was sacked after the 5-2 home defeat by Arsenal left the club in the Premier League’s bottom three. The Dutchman lost five of his first nine league games this season.

Former player and U-23 boss David Unsworth is in caretaker charge, winning one of his four matches in the interim role.

The caretaker boss is still in contention to land the job on a full-time basis with Everton failing to get former England manager Sam Allardyce and still chasing Watford boss Marco Silva.

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However, Sherwood insisted that Everton are in no danger of being relegated to the Championship and predicated they would finish mid-table.

“I don’t think they’re in any danger of getting relegated with this squad of players,” Sherwood told Sky Sports on The Debate on Wednesday night (Sky Sports Premier League, 10pm).

“I would suggest they will be about 10th or 12th with that squad,” added the former Aston Villa and Tottenham manager.

“There’s no need to panic at Everton, I don’t think they need someone who’s a safe pair of hands to go in and save them.

Sherwood went on to say that he understands why the Merseyside club are taking their time over appointing a new manager.

“I think that they are a club who need to take a step back and really identify what they want and get the right man.”

Everton return to Premier League action this weekend when they face Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

In other Everton news, Ally McCoist has defended Everton bosses over the time it is taking them to appoint a new manager.

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