Caretaker Everton coach David Unsworth has said that Everton gave a “proud performance” despite losing 2-1 at Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.
Goals from Antonio Rudiger and Willian saw Chelsea through to the quarterfinals, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s goal coming too late for a revival.
“I don’t know,” said Unsworth when asked about his candidacy. “I honestly don’t know. All I know is that we’ll hopefully be as committed as that every game that I’m in charge.
“I’m scheduled to meet on Friday afternoon with the chairman, but I spoke to the chairman, two, three, four times today. What will be will be. I just have to be committed. We have to try and win some games. There’s an awful lot to work with there. It’s a very proud performance tonight.
“There’s no points return or game total that we’ve been set. We’ll just plan game-to-game. What’s happened has happened. I can only influence the training sessions and the games going forward. What’s gone on before is history.”
“Sometimes you stumble across a formula,” Unsworth said. “Beni wasn’t in the team last night. Morgan Schneiderlin was taken ill, and sometimes that opens the door for a young player. With me in the under 23’s he’s been outstanding.
“I’m pleased but not too pleased, because we lost the game.
“I’m scheduled to meet [Moshiri] on Friday afternoon with the chairman [Bill Kenwright].
“I speak to the chairman two, three, four times a day, so communication is brilliant. I’ve got a great relationship with the board. What will be will be: I just have to be committed. We have to try and win, and take it from there.
“There’s no points return or games total they’ve set: we’ll just continue to work and plan game-to-game.
“All I know is that we’ll hopefully be as committed as that in every game that I’m in charge, and hopefully get on a winning run.
“We started with a great performance; we’ve got to go on a winning streak and very, very quickly, hopefully at Leicester (in the Premier League) on Sunday. I’m quite excited to take that on and work with everybody.”