By Pete O'Rourke

16th Sep, 2022 | 11:06am

Sources: Everton legend David Unsworth in advanced Oldham Athletic talks

Ex-Everton academy boss Dave Unsworth is in advanced talks to be the new Oldham Athletic manager, sources have told Football Insider.

Negotiations are progressing for the Goodison legend to replace the axed John Sheridan.

Unsworth is keen to take on the role and a full agreement could be in place within the coming days.

Oldham Athletic confirmed on Thursday (15 September) that Sheridan was set to leave his role at Boundary Park after Saturday’s game (16 September) with Eastleigh.

The 57-year-old has taken charge of almost 250 Oldham games across six spells at the club.

The Latics go into the game with Eastleigh 16th in the National League on a run of just one win in their last six games.

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Everton confirmed earlier this year (12 April) that Unsworth was leaving his role in the summer to pursue his ambitions of becoming a manager.

The 48-year-old rejoined the club in 2013 as assistant manager of the Under-23s before working his way up to become academy director and manager of the Under-23s.

The likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Tom Davies and Anthony Gordon all progressed from the youth team into Everton’s first team during Unsworth’s time in charge.

He also had two interim spells as manager of the first team where he won three of nine games.

The former defender, who played 332 games across all competitions for the Toffees, also had two spells as a caretaker boss of Preston North End.

In other news, Dele Alli is expected to exit Everton permanently after a development.