Everton are still considering their potential replacements for Ronald Koeman.
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.”
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.
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.