Everton caretaker manager David Unsworth has spoke of his desire to become the full-time manager by proving his worth with results.
After Ronald Koeman’s sacking on Monday following a disastrous start to the season which left them in the Premier League relegation zone, Unsworth participated in lengthy talks with club chairman Bill Kenwright.
The 44-year-old was initially given the job of getting the team through their fourth round Carabao Cup game against Chelsea on Wednesday and is expected to be in the dugout at Leicester on Sunday.
With games at Lyon and Watford to come, it could be a four-game spell at the helm but Unsworth has been given no given guarantee of how long he will have to prove his worth.
In his first press conference on Tuesday, Unsworth said: “I will repeat myself from 18 months ago, who wouldn’t want this job? It’s a top job for any manger, myself included.
“The chairman and the board have given me an opportunity and a run of games but results and performances will dictate my future as Everton manager.
“I want to manage. It’s an amazing club to be manager. I think the time has come for me to say that and I make no secret of it. I do have a wonderful job already and it is something I enjoy. Whatever will be, will be.”
The U-23 boss is a former Everton defender who had two spells as a player at Goodison from 1992-97 and 1998-2004 making 350 appearances and scoring 40 goals. He stepped in as caretaker coach back in May 2016 for one game after Roberto Martinez sacking.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche is the bookies favourite with Thomas Tuchel, Marco Sila, David Moyes, Carlo Ancelotti, Sam Allardyce amongst others also linked with the Goodison Park vacancy.