It’s a week until Premier League action resumes from the international break, and Everton are still without a new manager following the departure of Ronald Koeman last month.
It’s believed the board of the Goodison Park club is currently weighing its options amongst the many candidates that have been linked with the job.
Everton under-23 manager David Unsworth has been in charge of the senior team in the interim following the exit of the Dutchman.
He has overseen 2 league games, losing and winning one each, and former Chelsea caretaker manager Ray Wilkins wants the Merseyside club to give the 44-year-old the benefit of the doubt until the end of the current campaign.
Speaking on The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Friday morning, Wilkins said were he to be calling the shots at Everton: “I would give it to Unsworth until the end of the season”.
The Toffees are currently 15th in the Premier League following 11 rounds of games, and despite having just a game managerial experience in the topflight, having first briefly taken charge of the club on the final day of the season 2 campaigns ago, Unsworth looks capable of leading Everton to a top-half-of-the-table finish.
His tactical changes and substitutions inspired Everton to come from 2-nil down to run out 3-2 winners over Watford last time out, while they also gave Chelsea a fight before losing 2-1 in EFL Cup last month.