Report: David Unsworth will hold talks with Everton board on Friday about taking job permanently

David Unsworth, Caretaker Manager of Everton gives his team instructions during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge on October 25, 2017 in...

David Unsworth is in temporary charge at Everton, and seems to be a serious contender to get the Toffees job permanently.

Everton's interim manager David Unsworth looks on during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge in London on October 25, 2017.Everton's interim manager David Unsworth

According to a report from the Daily Mail, David Unsworth will hold talks with the Everton hierarchy this Friday about the possibility of taking the Toffees job on a permanent basis.

Unsworth is in temporary charge of the Premier League side after Ronald Koeman's unsurprising departure on Monday in the wake of their heavy home defeat to Arsenal at the weekend.

David Unsworth, Caretaker Manager of Everton gives his team instructions during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge on October 25, 2017 in...

The 44-year-old appears to be an extremely popular candidate for the role, having been under-23 manager since 2014 and helping a number of exciting academy prospects push for a first-team role at Goodison Park.

And the Mail reported in the wake of their spirited 2-1 Carabao Cup defeat away at Chelsea on Wednesday night that Unsworth now seems to be a genuine contender to become Koeman's permanent successor, as he is now set for talks with the board on Friday about a permanent role.

Everton's interim manager David Unsworth (L) shakes hands with Chelsea's Italian head coach Antonio Conte after losing the English League Cup fourth round football match between Chelsea...

The Mail does not suggest whether Unsworth is the only manager set for talks with the board at this stage, but it is certainly an encouraging sign for the former Everton defender.

He clearly got a reaction out of his players at Stamford Bridge, and perhaps the board feel that he may be the man to inspire the team to get themselves out of the trouble that they currently find themselves in the top flight.

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