Everton were beaten 4-1 by Southampton in their most recent outing.
David Unsworth is not helping his cause by picking Gyfli Sigurdsson to play on the left at Everton.
Everton fans were fuming with Ronald Koeman, for his failure to get the best out of the Icelandic international during his time in charge at Goodison Park.
Koeman regularly played Sigurdsson out wide, and he was criticised heavily because of it.
However, Unsworth does not seem to have learned from his predecessor’s errors.
Sigurdsson was given a role on the left hand side during Everton’s heavy 4-1 defeat to Southampton and he looked all at sea.
The former Swansea City man was tasked with backing Leighton Baines up in defence in the early stages of the contest, and he failed to perform the role properly.
Sigurdsson simply couldn’t perform his defensive duties adequately, and that is through no fault of his own.
The 28-year-old is a brilliant number 10, but he thrives when given the licence to roam going forward.
And Unsworth’s failure to utilise Sigurdsson in is natural position has only opened himself up to criticism.
One things for sure Unsworth hasn’t got a clue.Mirellas down the middle with Sigurdsson wide left , embarrassment. Liverpool will batter us— Owen McCann (@mccann_owen) November 26, 2017
Blame Unsworth then. He selected him. Then started him in the centre, where Sigurdsson should have been, and played Sigurdsson on the left, where Mirallas should have been.— Grab68 (@Grab68) November 27, 2017
I think singling out Mirallas is just you playing up to Twitter for likes and retweets.
Unsworth is clueless. Miralles begins the striker and Sigurdsson on the left wing when he curls one that like from the middle of the pitch!?— Cookie (@7_Cookie) November 26, 2017
I feel sorry for Unsworth but he’s guilty of the same things that led to Koemans sacking. He played Mirallas through the middle today and played both Sigurdsson and DCL out of position wide left. Why? First thing that Unsworth said was I’ll play players in the right positions.— Colin Drury (@ColinDrury1) November 26, 2017
Logic:— Conor Glavin (@ConorGlavin4) November 26, 2017
Start record signing Sigurdsson, who is a CAM, wide left.
First time he gets the ball in a central position, scores an absolute worldie.
Unsworth hasn’t a clue.
How can Unsworth be so stupid to not swap Mirallas and Sigurdsson? With every passing game he shows he’s not ready for management unfortunately.— Rachael Cotgrave (@bluegirl1878) November 26, 2017
Sigurdsson is not a left midfielder so why do people play him there!! Actually think we are worse under Unsworth, Championship here we come!!— Paul Nicholls (@bluebeardancer) November 26, 2017
Sigurdsson arguably one of the best number 10s and Mirallas the winger is playing number 10 with Sigurdsson on the wing. Unsworth doesn’t want this job does he— Mark Corbett (@MarkCorbett87) November 26, 2017
With Unsworth needing to do everything he can to put over his cause of becoming Everton’s next permanent boss, picking Sigurdsson to start on the left looks like a major error.
And Unsworth may rue that decision when he is left to reflect on his time as Everton’s caretaker boss.