David Unsworth admits there is no time frame for his role as Everton caretaker

• Under-23 manager has had ‘honest’ talks with Farhad Moshiri
• Unsworth expected to be given at least until November international break

David Unsworth has held talks with Everton’s major shareholder, Farhad Moshiri, as he attempts to convince the club’s hierarchy he can be the long-term replacement for Ronald Koeman as manager.

The club’s academy and under-23 manager insists there is no time frame on his caretaker role with the first team, although he is expected to get until next month’s international break to press his claim. Moshiri and the chairman, Bill Kenwright, have been encouraged by the reaction of players and fans to the temporary appointment, plus the team’s second-half performance in the 2-1 League Cup loss at Chelsea on Wednesday. However, as the former Everton defender admitted, results will determine whether he succeeds Koeman on a permanent basis.

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