Everton close to appointing new manager

Everton are on the verge of appointing a new manager, the club’s owner Farhad Moshiri has confirmed.

The Toffees’ rotten season took another bad turn this week after they were thrashed 5-1 at home to Atlanta in the Europa League on Thursday night.

That result appears to have ended the chances of caretaker boss David Unsworth taking the reins on a full-time basis after Everton have lost four out of six under his stewardship.

The likes of Watford boss Marco Silva, Burnley’s Sean Dyche and ex-England manager Sam Allardyce have all been linked with the role, yet none of the trio have moved closer to being appointed.

But Moshiri insists Everton are close to naming a new boss to spearhead a charge away from relegation danger.

“The first priority is to stabilise the club and finalise the appointment of a manager. We are close,” he told talkSPORT.

“Really best to say nothing more until a new team is appointed and we climb up the table.

“Reports [in the media] are unfair but are best answered with performances.”