Ray Wilkins claims Joey Barton cost David Unsworth the Everton job

David Unsworth, Caretaker Manager of Everton looks on during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton are still considering their potential replacements for Ronald Koeman.

New Jordan coach Ray Wilkins speaks during a press conference after an International Friendly match between Jordan and South Korea at King Abdullah Stadium on November 14, 2014 in Amman,...

Ray Wilkins has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, which was broadcast on TalkSPORT on 7th November, that Joey Barton’s comments about David Unsworth meant that he was never going to get the job at Everton on a full time basis.

Barton claimed on national radio that Unsworth was not in shape to manage a Premier League football club, and also criticised the caretaker boss’s tactics.

And Wilkins now feels that Unsworth will be out of the running for the vacancy at Goodison Park.

“I’m afraid since one of our TalkSPORT presenters mentioned his attire he was never going to get the job,” Wilkins said. “That’s pretty sad.”

David Unsworth, Caretaker Manager of Everton looks on during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Unsworth is still one of the favourites with the bookies to land the Everton job on a permanent basis, and his side’s latest victory over Watford will have done his job chances no harm.

Everton came back from 2-0 down against Watford to pick up the three points, in an impressive turn around.

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.

Unsworth appears to be competing with Sam Allardyce and Sean Dyche for the post at Goodison Park.

Everton are currently in 15th place in the Premier League table, and face their next competitive match in two weeks’ time, when they take on Crystal Palace.

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