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David Unsworth named interim Everton manager

The second shoe has dropped.

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As expected following the sacking of Ronald Koeman, Everton Football Club have handed over the temporary reins to U23 manager David Unsworth, per Sky Sports:

It remains to be seen how long Unsworth, 44, will be at the helm of the Toffees’ sinking ship. As the broader search for Koeman’s replacement begins, the range of candidates spans from Burnley’s Sean Dyche to the unemployed but highly regarded Carlo Ancelotti. Per the Independent:

Dyche will be considered, who has already attracted the interest of Leicester City, but it is understood that he would want a tangible offer to consider leaving Burnley having been irritated by Crystal Palace’s reticence in the summer and what was a perceived as a greater desire to look abroad.

Everton may well do the same, and Ancelotti is also an option, although it has been suggested by those close to him that he would take a lot of convincing to get back into the game so soon having just been sacked by Bayern Munich. He has talked about how he would like to take a season out from the game.

Former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel may also be looked at, having left the German club in the summer, while David Moyes' name has been similarly mentioned, but the Independent has been told he is not currently considered a desired candidate.

At the very least, Unsworth will be in the dugout at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday as Everton try to resuscitate a dying season. Chelsea will likely field a heavily rotated squad, and so the match represents a good opportunity for the Blues to get back on track if they’re willing to really go for it.

More to come.