Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Caretaker Boss Still Unsure of His Future

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Caretaker Boss Still Unsure of His Future

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CARETAKER manager David Unsworth has no idea how long he will remain in charge at Everton - but is confident a long-term deal for key midfielder Idrissa Gueye is on the way.

Unsworth is preparing the side to take on Leicester tomorrow, his second match since taking over in the aftermath of Ronald Koeman's sacking.

His first, a midweek Carabao Cup assignment at Chelsea, ended in a tight 2-1 defeat and, despite daily conversation with the club's hierarchy, the 44-yearold does not know what the future holds.

A variety of rival bosses continue to be linked with the job, headed by Burnley's Sean Dyche, but Unsworth's audition process is currently open-ended.

"It's no different at all," he said of his position.

"I've spoken to the chairman Bill Kenwright two or three times every day, I spoke to Farhad (Moshiri, owner) last night and had a good chat.

"There are no secrets, no hidden agendas. I'm clear what my role is day to day until someone tells me otherwise. …

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