By 90Min
November 12, 2017

Current Everton caretaker bosses David Unsworth and Joe Royle could be set to face the axe should the club appoint Sam Allardyce as manager over the coming weeks, according to the  Mirror

The legendary Goodison Park duo, who have assumed the role since the exit of Ronald Koeman last month, could well follow the Dutchman out the door should the former England manager be picked. 

It is thought, if chosen, the ex Crystal Palace, Sunderland and West Ham United chief is eyeing up recently relieved Craig Shakespeare to form part of his backroom staff on Merseyside, following the 54-year-old's departure from Leicester City in October. 

The rest of Allardyce's support will likely be chosen by himself, potentially leaving little room for either Unsworth or Royle to continue their service with Everton. 

The decision to part company with two Toffees legends is expected to be ill-received by the Blues faithful, as, alongside chairman and former owner, Bill Kenwright, they are in support of their own succeeding. 

Unsworth's odds dramatically dropped to be named as the next manager after guiding his temporary side to only their second win of the season last weekend, eventually seeing off Watford after overcoming a two-goal deficit. 

During the victory the 44-year-old hauled off Wayne Rooney as they searched for goals, a decision that proved pivotal with substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin netting the equaliser. 

The tough switch was not overlooked by those in the directors' box, with the Chorley-born former defender's willingness to believe in his tactics something that impressed the hierarchy. 

However, the manager picture at Goodison Park still seems hazy, with majority shareholder  Farhad Moshiri keen to capture Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone, Kenwright favouring towards Unsworth and director of football Steve Walsh keen to bring Allardyce aboard. 

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