Arsenal legend Ian Wright has blasted the Everton players for their inept performance against Southampton on Sunday and has claimed that they are simply not responding to caretaker manager David Unsworth.
The Toffees slumped to their second heavy defeat of the week as they were beaten 4-1 by the Saints, meaning that the Merseyside club has conceded nine goals in four days following their 5-1 Europa League loss to Atalanta on Thursday.
Unsworth has been in interim charge of the first-team ever since Ronald Koeman was sacked by the Everton board in October.
However after a month of searching, the Blues board is yet to find a permanent successor to the Dutchman.
Senior man Unsworth, who is usually in charge of the Under-23s squad, was tipped to be handed the job but has since overseen a rotten run of form that has resulted in just one win in seven games.
Now, BBC Sport pundit Wright has suggested that the former England international isn’t capable of managing the squad of players who simply don’t appear to be showing any kind of faith in their leader.
“They’re not responding to him, that’s a fact. Nothing has improved from when Koeman left until now,” he said, as quoted by BBC 606’s official Twitter account on Sunday.
— BBC 606 (@bbc606) November 26, 2017
Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright have been widely reported to have been at odds with one another throughout their search for a new boss.
It seems they will have to iron out those differences soon though if they want to rescue the side from the slump they’re currently in.
In other Everton news, fans annihilated this senior player for his performance against the Saints.