Report: Everton's David Unsworth potentially interested in Barnsley and Bradford City roles

General view as the inside of Goodison Park is seen prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

The Everton Under-23s coach could still be on the move despite rejecting Oxford United this week.

David Unsworth, Caretaker Manager of Everton looks on during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

The chance to manage Barnsley or Bradford City would potentially interest Everton Under-23s coach David Unsworth, the Yorkshire Post understands.

Unsworth is reported to have turned down a move to Oxford United this week, but remains on the bookmakers' list of candidates for the Barnsley and Bradford positions. However, there is no suggestion at this stage that the 44-year-old has been contacted about either role.

A renowned youth coach, Unsworth had a hand in developing young Everton talents such as Tom Davies, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Jonjoe Kenny.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on February 3, 2018 in London, England.

He also led Everton's youngsters to the Premier League 2 title last season and later had a spell as Toffees caretaker manager.

Northern boy

Only seven points separate sixth-placed Bradford and tenth-placed Oxford United in England's third tier, and the former club's location - accessible by the M62 motorway which begins in Liverpool and links to the M61, serving Unsworth's native Chorley - could explain the 44-year-old's interest in that role over the other.

Barnsley is around 30 minutes down the M1 from Bradford, although the added distance is perhaps outweighed by the Tykes' Championship status.

David Unsworth of Sheffield celebrates his goal during the Coca-Cola Championship match between Sheffield United and Hull City at Bramall Lane on April 8, 2006 in Sheffield, England.

Unsworth is already familiar with the Yorkshire region, having had spells at Sheffield United and Huddersfield Town.

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