• Roberto Martínez suggested Unsworth take charge of the team
• ‘A good man has lost his job and that’s always difficult,’ he says
David Unsworth has told Everton’s players they owe Goodison Park a performance on Sunday as he revealed it was Roberto Martínez who suggested he manage the team against Norwich City.
Unsworth, Everton’s Under-21s coach, is in temporary charge at Goodison following Martínez’s sacking on Thursday. The former Everton defender took his first training session with the senior squad on Friday and will select the side to face Norwich in conjunction with the first-team coach Duncan Ferguson, the Under-18s manager John Ebbrell and Joe Royle, who now works with the club’s academy players.