After Everton’s ugly start to the 2017/18 season, Ronald Koeman was shown the door as Everton boss. Now we look at his replacement, each in a detailed profile.
David Gerald Unsworth
Manager since: 2010-2011
Teams managed: Preston North End (caretaker), Everton U23s (caretaker), Everton U23s
Former playing position: Defender
Achievements: Premier League 2 Champions
Understandably one of the fan favourites for the role, alongside Bill Kenwright and the players, is David Unsworth. The 2016/17 Premier League 2 Champion has made his desire of the permanent role no secret and could prove his worth in the upcoming fixtures.
The Lancashire born centre-back is a cult-hero among Evertonians, having been associated with the Club since 1992. Having orchestrated a 3-0 victory over Norwich City after taking the realms last time round, and overseeing the development of the likes of Tom Davies, Brendan Galloway, Jonjoe Kenny and many more, it’s clear to see why David ‘Rhino’ Unsworth is a popular candidate for the job.
Unsworth is best remembered for his time at Everton during the 1990s, where he was part of the FA Cup winning team of 1995. Also, he earned one full England cap that year. He also played in the Premier League for West Ham United, Portsmouth, Sheffield United and Wigan Athletic. He originally returned to Everton as assistant to Everton U21s coach Alan Stubbs. In 2014, he became the head coach.
There’s no doubt that Everton Football Club’s youth development would benefit from the permanent signing of David Unsworth, as he has regularly stated his belief in the youth set-up and craves on giving young players chances.
The ‘Rhino’ has already made some bold statements in his first press conference, claiming Ross Barkley could be an ‘all-time great’ and he would ‘love for him to be persuaded by himself, the chairman and Moshiri’ to stay.
“He is a great player that has come through our ranks and I feel strongly that we shouldn’t be losing our own players.”
There’s no doubt that Rhino’s future belongs at Everton, it’s whether or not he’ll get that chance. What’s YOUR thoughts on David Unsworth potentially becoming the permanent manager of Everton Football Club and WHY blues? Comment below! 👇