David Unsworth

Where is David Unsworth now?

Everton legend David Unsworth, a consistent and gutsy performer, finally retired from the game in 2009 after a spell playing for Huddersfield Town.

Making over 500 appearances for nine different clubs he spent the majority of his career at Goodison Park where he was an FA Cup winner in 1995.

He also won one cap for England in a friendly against Japan in the same year.
 
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Upon retiring from playing, Unsworth went straight into football coaching and joined Preston North End as a development coach.

He was then promoted to first-team coach following the departure of Alan Irvine, and stepped in as caretaker manager in December 2010 when Darren Ferguson left the club.

When Phil Brown was appointed, Unsworth resumed his first-team coach role, stepping up to take charge of first-team duties for a second time with Preston legend Graham Alexander when Brown was sacked in December 2011.

The pair were relieved of their duties at the end of January 2012 when Graham Westley was appointed and brought in his own backroom team.

Later that year he returned to former side Sheffield United as the club’s head of academy but left in August 2013.

A month later he returned to former club Everton as assistant manager of the under-21’s squad assisting former team-mate Alan Stubbs.

When Stubbs left the club to join Hibernian as manager, Unsworth was promoted to manager of the under-21’s Everton squad and won the inaugural ‘Premier League 2’ title in 2017 after the under-21’s format changed to an under-23’s format.

He also had one game as caretaker manager of the first team in the last game of the 2015-16 season after Everton sacked manager Roberto Martinez.

Following the sacking of Ronald Koeman in October 2017, Unsworth once again stepped in as caretaker manager taking the reigns for eight games before relinquishing his role and moving back to his under-23’s job when Sam Allardyce was appointed manager.

As of 2020 he remains manager of the Toffees’ under-23’s side.

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David Unsworth: Premier League Statistics

NationalityEnglish
PositionDefender
Appearances364
Goals38
Yellow Cards63
Red Cards4
Premier League Teams Played forEverton, Portsmouth, Sheffield United, West Ham United, Wigan Athletic

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com