David Unsworth says he wouldn't be a gamble for Everton: 'I’m a realist, not a dreamer'

Unsworth is determined to bring fast, attacking play back to the club, though he will not compromise the fighting instinct that characterised the Everton sides he played in.

“What I really want to do is play players in their right position and where they are comfortable within a team structure. I wouldn’t want to be moving players into unfamiliar positions too often.

“I like playing with width, I like crossing the ball and creating opportunities. I like to play on the front foot and get in people’s faces. It’s what has worked well for me as a coach.

“I know this club and I know, particularly at Goodison Park, you’ve got to play on the front foot and show the desire that our fans expect and deserve.

“Away from home everyone needs to fight and scrap for every point. I’ve been there. I know we can climb out of trouble.”

Unsworth was also stand-in manager at Everton 17 months ago when he took over the side after Roberto Martinez was sacked.