Everton were beaten 4-1 by Southampton in yet another humiliating defeat.
Everton’s woeful form continued on the south coast, as they lost 4-1 to Manuel Pellegrino’s side.
And Barton, who has been a huge critic of David Unsworth, continued to criticise the temporary Everton boss on social media website Twitter.
Unsworth has been that bad as 1st team manager, you have to question his credibility in handling u23’s again.— Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 26, 2017
P6 W1 D1 L4 F7 A16. Concedes 2 or more in each game.
Plus whatever scores this finishes today...#embarrassing
Told you all what would happen and you chose to focus on the media noise. You can’t take shortcuts at this level. This is what happens when you do.— Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 26, 2017
The manager is responsible. He is the leader. He picks the team. He sets the tone. If the players don’t perform, it’s on him to find a solution. Don’t like it? Don’t put yourself in a position to lead. Don’t say you want the job, if you can’t do it. No sympathy.— Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 26, 2017
Unsworth had held hopes of landing the Everton job on a permanent basis, but his chances are surely over after the defeat.
It has now been almost a month since Ronald Koeman was sacked by the Merseyside club, and the uncertainty over their managerial situation has not helped the Toffees’ form.
Gary Lineker has now urged Everton to appoint a new manager before it is too late.
Everton need to get out of this malaise sharpish. The club’s a shambles at present. Really sad to see.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 26, 2017
Everton have now conceded 28 goals in 13 Premier League matches, and sit in 16th place in the table.
The Toffees’ next match comes against West Ham United in midweek, and they will surely want a new permanent manager in place for that fixture.