According to reports, Everton’s U-23 manager David Unsworth has rejected the chance to become manager of Oxford United.
The 44-year-old was linked with the vacancy last week and was seen as the favourite to succeed Pep Clotlet.
However it has since been added that Unsworth plans to remain at his current position as manager of the Toffees U-23’s side.
Former Liverpool star Craig Bellamy is also understood to be in the running for the managerial position at League Two side Oxford.
It was believed that Unsworth would have been open to the offer in order to launch his managerial career at the highest level.
He was given an opportunity to manage the Toffees first-team on an interim basis this season but failed to deliver following the sacking of Ronald Koeman.
All in all, the Toffees first-team went on to lose five out of the eight games which they played while Unsworth was in charge.