Former Everton forward Daniel ‘The Bull’ Amokachi has backed former teammate David Unsworth for the vacant managerial post at the club.
The Merseyside club sacked Ronald Koeman on Monday after a wretched start to the season prompting the club to put the club’s u23 manager, David Unsworth in temporary charge.
In a chat with BBC World Service, former Super Eagles player and coach Amokachi drummed up support for his firmer teammate. He said:
“He is somebody who is willing to die for the team.”
“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.” he added.
Speaking further, Amokachi said:
“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.
“We’ve seen in France, in Spain, where youth coaches came on board and did a great job. Why not Everton?
“Give him a chance. You don’t need to bring somebody in and spend a fortune when you have somebody who can bring the best out of the players. Some fans want a high-profile coach but if you have somebody who can do the job, why not stick with him?” he concluded.
Daniel Amokachi and David Unsworth played their part for Everton during the club’s last title win, the 1995 English FA Cup.