Unsworth admits future uncertainty

06 November 2017 03:19:55 EST

David Unsworth has admitted that he is still unsure about his future at Everton despite the side showing "incredible spirit" to defeat Watford 3-2 on Sunday.

The 44-year-old Under-23s coach, who was installed as caretaker boss when Ronald Koeman was sacked last month, has made no secret of his desire to become the permanent successor to the Dutch tactician.

However, the former defender's chances looked slim when the side crashed out of the League Cup at Chelsea, lost 2-0 at Leicester in the Premier League before then suffering Europa League elimination in the group stage last Thursday.

The Toffees started Sunday's game against the Hornets in the relegation places and looked set to stay there when they trailed 2-0 in the 64th minute courtesy of goals from Richarlison and Christian Kabasele.

I'm sure I'll speak to the chairman and owner and I'll keep giving my best for this wonderful club.

David Unsworth

Oumar Niasse and substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin got the side back on level terms, before Leighton Baines scored what proved the winner with a penalty in the 91st minute as Watford's ex-Everton midfielder Tom Cleverley sent a spot-kick wide of Jordan Pickford's goal in the 13th minute of stoppage time.

Unsworth said: "There were mixed emotions in the second half, but there was an incredible spirit that this club lives and dies on.

"I'm proud of the players and proud of the fans. Hopefully that can turn our season around.

"I've said that to the players - this must kick-start them. This must instil some belief and confidence moving forward."

But when he was asked about his own future, Unsworth added: "I know nothing about it.

"Whatever will be will be. I have been the proudest man in the world to take charge for the last two weeks and no-one can take that away from me.

"I'm sure I'll speak to the chairman and owner and I'll keep giving my best for this wonderful club."

Everton, who are 12/1 to be relegated from the Premier League this season, moved up to 15th going into the international break and are priced at 4/5 for a top half finish.

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