Everton Under-23 boss Unsworth second favourite to take Oxford job

Everton coach David Unsworth speaks with goalscorer Antony Evans after the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton on January 15, 2018 in Enfield, England.

Everton boss David Unsworth was in charge of the Toffees' senior team before Sam Allardyce took over.

Everton's caretaker manager David Unsworth gestures on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north...

Everton's Under-23 manager David Unsworth is in the running to become the new manager of League One side Oxford United after the third-tier club sacked Pep Clotet, according to SkyBet.

Clotet, 40, was dismissed earlier this month after losing 2-1 to relegation candidates Bury, with the former Leeds United assistant manager leaving the U's in 12th place and nine points behind the top six.

Numerous names have been linked with the job, with former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard the favourite to take over at the Kassam Stadium despite lacking in any kind of managerial experience.

Oxford United manager Josep Clotet Ruiz during The Emirates FA Cup First Round match between Port Vale and Oxford United at Vale Park on November 3, 2017 in Burslem, England.

However, Everton's second string boss Unsworth is now second favourite at 5/2 with SkyBet to take over at United after a decent job in charge of the Toffees senior side earlier this season.

Unsworth, 44, reassumed his position as boss of the Everton Under-23's after eight games in charge during in which the Toffees board looked to replace Ronald Koeman's successor - eventually choosing Sam Allardyce.

England's former player Frank Lampard takes his seat for The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony, on October 23, 2017 in London.

He only managed two wins, but he did stem the flow of goals and made his side harder to beat, ending his short spell in charge with an emphatic 4-0 win over struggling West Ham United at Goodison Park.

It remains to be seen if Oxford will look to tempt Unsworth with a stint in charge of the League One outfit, or instead look to land Chelsea legend Lampard.

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