Everton FC have have confirmed the appointments of two caretaker coaches ahead of their final game of the season on Sunday following the dismissal of Roberto Martinez on Thursday.
According to a statement by the club, David Unsworth and Joe Royle will take temporary charge for Sunday’s final game of the season against Norwich City.
David Unsworth and Joe Royle will take temporary charge for Sunday’s final game of the season against Norwich City. #EFC
— Everton (@Everton) May 12, 2016
David Gerald Unsworth is an English football coach and former professional player. As a player, Unsworth played as a centre-back or left-back from 1991 until 2009.
Unsworth is best remembered for his time at Everton during the 1990s, where he was part of their FA Cup winning team of 1995 alongside Nigeria’s Daniel Amokachi.
Joseph “Joe” Royle is an English football manager. In his club career, he played for Everton, Manchester City, Bristol City, Norwich City, and the England national team. Royle has managed Oldham Athletic, Everton, Manchester City, and Ipswich Town.
Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat at Sunderland left Everton 12th in the Barclays Premier League table. The Toffees have picked up six points from their last 10 league matches, while they lost 2-1 to Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-finals last month.
Martinez took over as Everton manager in the summer of 2013, following four years in the BPL with Wigan Athletic and the Spaniard made an instant impact at Goodison Park.
The Spaniard led Everton to fifth in 2013/14, with a club-record 72 points, qualifying for the UEFA Europa League.