Exclusive: David Unsworth on shadowing Carlo Ancelotti, Marcel Brands and the current state of Everton under-23s

The ECHO was invited behind-the-scenes at Finch Farm this week to spend time with Everton under-23 manager David Unsworth.

Phil Kirkbride and Sam Carroll recorded a special academy podcast with Unsworth discussing emerging talent, the standard of u-23 football and new signing Jarrad Branthwaite.

The former Everton defender also speaks about his relationship with Carlo Ancelotti and reveals he has been shadowing the new Everton manager in first-team training once-a-week after his appointment in December.

Unsworth says the role as u-23 boss has changed since the arrival of Marcel Brands as director of football in the summer of 2018 and asserts he is more determined than ever to produce players for the first-team at Goodison Park.

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