David Unsworth is still in the running to become Everton manager

By John Reid

David Unsworth is still in the running to become the next permanent Everton manager.

Speaking to Jim White of talkSPORT Majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri claimed that Unsworth ’embodies the spirit’ of Everton and is still a candidate to lead the Toffees in the future.

Unsworth won his first game as caretaker manager yesterday, as Everton came from 2-0 down to defeat Watford 3-2 at Goodison thanks to goals from Oumar Niasse, Dominc Calvert-Lewin and an injury-time Leighton Baines penalty.

The win moved Everton out of the relegation places and up to 15th place in the Premier League table.

Unsworth took over from Ronald Koeman last month, who was sacked after a disastrous start to the season which has saw Everton crash out of the Europa League with two games left to go and firmly mired at the wrong end of the league table.

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Despite the claims of Moshiri, relegation specialist Sam Allardyce and Burnley manager Sean Dyche remain the favourites to become the next boss at Goodison, with reports claiming that Allardyce had a meeting with Moshiri over the weekend.

With two weeks until Everton’s next game, it seems likely that a new boss will be in place for the relegation six pointer at Crystal palace on the 18th of November.

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