Unsworth keen on Toffees post

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David Unsworth says he is keen to take the Everton job on a full-time basis and has been given no targets for his time as caretaker manager.

The 44-year-old former Toffees defender, who has been in charge of the club's under-23 side since 2014, has been handed temporary charge of first-team affairs following the sacking of Ronald Koeman.

He was previously tasked with the caretaker role in 2016 following the departure of Roberto Martinez, for the final game of the 2015/16 Premier League, a 3–0 win over Norwich.

His first task this time around will be to guide Everton through Wednesday's Carabao Cup match at Chelsea.

Speaking after his appointment, Unsworth explained: "The chairman (Bill Kenwright) has just asked me to take it and he's going to talk to me every day and we will discuss it all the time.

"There has been no points total or number of matches, I am just honoured to have been asked to take the team.

"Hopefully there is a run of games in which results and performances will probably dictate that."

When quizzed about his managerial ambitions, Unsworth added: "Who wouldn't want the job?.

"I want to manage and this is an amazing club to be a manager of. I make no secret of it."

He concluded: "The chairman has given me an opportunity to hopefully get a run of games where hopefully performance levels go up.

"From that, performances will dictate any future for me as Everton manager."

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