The Everton under-21 coach has rejected the chance to take over at Oxford United.
David Unsworth, Manager of Everton U23
Everton development squad manager David Unsworth has made a decision on his future, after being heavily linked with the Oxford United job. The League One side had made him their number one target this month, after they sacked Pep Clotet in January.
But the Liverpool Echo report that Unsworth has rejected the move.
For one player, it will be a blow. Ryan Ledson has been excellent for Oxford ever since joining the club from Everton in the summer of 2016. It was decided that Everton were happy with the emerging talents of Tom Davies and Kieran Dowell and that Ledson would therefore not make it at Goodison Park. Therefore, he was allowed to leave.
Everton's caretaker manager David Unsworth
This was despite being highly rated at the club and even tipped to play for England one day.
Ledson would have undoubtedly enjoyed the chance to work under Unsworth again, showing his former under-21 boss just how far he has come in the Football League and hopefully improving even more.
Oxford will have hoped it might have left Ledson with more incentive to stay, after a January in which he handed in a transfer request to join Preston North End.
Ryan Ledson of Oxford United
With Unsworth and Ledson, Oxford might have had enough to put a push together for the play-off places in League One - which they are currently seven points off.
Everton will be more than pleased to hang on to Unsworth, who has developed some fine talent at the club in recent years. For Oxford it is a bitter blow and one which will surely not help their cause in the fight to keep Ledson at the Kassam Stadium long-term.