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Unsworth on why Everton

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David Unsworth says whoever lands the Everton job on a permanent basis will have his total support – but admits he’s unsure if the win over Watford has furthered his own claims.

The Blues fought back from 2-0 at Goodison to win 3-2 in a dramatic game in which Tom Cleverley missed a penalty in time added on for the visitors.

Everton are set to take stock of their hunt for Ronald Koeman’s replacement during the international break but caretaker boss Unsworth has done his chances no harm after the club won for the first time since September.

The 44-year-old says he is no clearer to knowing his own fate but insists he will back whatever decision the Blues hierarchy make.

“I’ve said it all along, what will be will be,” Unsworth said.

“Whoever gets the honour of the job as Everton manager I will shake them by the hand and wish them all the best because I want this club to succeed and be flying high.

“If it is me, amazing, if it is not it is not then nobody will take this experience away from me.


“I have stood there for the last two weeks a proud man.

“What will be will be and whoever gets the honour will have my backing.”

Unsworth said his chances of landing the job would be determined by results, so after picking up his first win in four games, does he think he’s in a stronger position?

“We have had tough games but that’s no excuse,” he added.

“Three away games against tough opposition was always going to…



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