By Laura O’Leary
Charlie Nicholas predicts more misery for Everton when they play Lyon, giving David Unsworth no chance of getting the role as manager.
On the Sky Sports website, the pundit predicted that Lyon would record a 2-0 home win when Everton play them Thursday evening in the Europa League.
He said: “I think this is just one they’ll have to write off.
“I just don’t see any chance of David Unsworth getting this job, not because he’s not decent, but because you need to win football matches to get the job and I just don’t see where the goals or the clean sheets are coming from.”
Everton have not won in their last six games across all competitions, which includes losing to Lyon 2-1 at Goodison Park earlier this month.
Unsworth has been the caretaker manager for two of these six games, overseeing the defeat to Chelsea in the League Cup and the defeat to Leicester City in the league.
The 44-year-old is the fourth favourite behind Nuno Santo, Sam Allardyce and Sean Dyche for the role according to bookies who price him at 10/1.
Previous manager Ronald Koeman was relieved of his duties after the 5-2 defeat to Arsenal on October 23.
Everton currently sit bottom of Group E in the Europa League and have only acquired one point from their first three games, ahead of the Lyon meeting.
In other Everton news, this English manager has confirmed his interest in taking up the Goodison Park job.