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Sunday 19 August 2018

Unsworth hopes home comforts can lift Everton

David Unsworth. Pic: Reuters
David Unsworth. Pic: Reuters

David Unsworth is hoping a return to Goodison Park can inspire a change in Everton fortunes in what could be his final game in charge.

The Toffees host high-flying Watford tomorrow in their fourth game since Ronald Koeman's sacking.  Unsworth has overseen three defeats as caretaker boss, leaving Everton in the Premier League relegation zone and out of the Europa League. 

The board are due to meet during the international break next week to discuss the situation and the club could potentially have a new manager prior to their next game against Crystal Palace on November 18.  Unsworth, an Everton fan who spent most of his playing career with the Toffees, has made no secret of his desire to step up from the under-23s and manage the club permanently. 

He said: "I spoke to the chairman last night. I talk to him every day, which is great. He's been a great support and so have all the board members.  "Everybody's been fantastic, communication has been great, and hopefully we'll all sit down and sort what's best for the club in the international window. The sooner it's resolved, the better for everybody.  "I know the chairman and the board will make a decision that's best for the football club. And I'll accept that. If it's me, great, if it's somebody else who can help the team do better, fantastic."  Unsworth was speaking to the media less than 12 hours after flying home following Everton's latest defeat, a 3-0 loss to Lyon that confirmed their European exit.  Now Unsworth

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