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Amokachi backs ex-teammate Unsworth to replace Koeman at Everton

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Former Nigeria international and Everton striker, Daniel Amokachi has called on his former club to appoint David Unsworth as replacement for Ronald Koeman.

Following Koeman’s sack after a 5-2 home defeat to Arsenal on Sunday that made it five loses in a row for the team, Unsworth, who is the club’s Under-23 manager, was placed in temporary charge.

But Amokachi believes his former teammate Unsworth has all the quality required to revive Everton who are currently in the relegation zone in the Premier League.

“He is somebody who is willing to die for the team,” Amokachi told BBC World Service.

“Once a blue, always a blue.

“I would love to see him appointed. He has all the qualities to take Everton to the next level.”

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“There is always a first step that you take to become great. And he made that first step with the Under-23s.

“He’s shown all the Evertonians he’s capable of bringing the best out of football players. I was back at Goodison Park three weeks ago and I saw how respected he is by all Evertonians”, he said.

Amokachi, who featured for Nigeria at the 1994 and 1998 World Cups, played with Unsworth at Everton in the 1990s and they were both part of the squad that won the FA Cup in 1995.

Unsworth made 351 appearances for the Toffees in two spells and has said that he wants the job full-time, having been placed in charge for Wednesday’s League Cup fourth-round tie at Chelsea.

 

 

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