Everton caretaker boss David Unsworth
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Everton caretaker boss David Unsworth believes the club must appoint a new manager quickly or risk their bad form turning into a crisis.
The Toffees have only won once in seven games since Ronald Koeman was sacked back in late October and, after a humiliating 5-1 Europa League defeat to Atalanta, lost 4-1 to Southampton in the Premier League.
On Friday, majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri insisted the club were close to confirming a new manager.
And after another defeat, Unsworth believes the time for a firm decision has come to help Everton move forward with their bid to avoid relegation.
“The club need to appoint someone as quickly as possible,” he said after the defeat to Southampton.
“If it’s me, great. If it’s not, I will shake the man by the hand and wish him all the luck in the world.”
And Unsworth is wary their upcoming games against West Ham and Huddersfield Town could have a huge impact on their campaign.
Asked if the club was in crisis, he replied: “I wouldn’t use the word crisis. I think we’re in a really tough moment. I think we need to stand firm, we’ve had a lot of away games against decent opposition. We’ve now got two massive games coming up at Goodison and they will be key.
“If you ask me that after the next two games I will probably be able to give you a fairer assessment. We’re in a tough moment and if we don’t start winning quickly it might be a crisis situation.”