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Summary

  1. Interim Everton manager David Unsworth news conference
  2. Plus Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino & West Ham's Slaven Bilic
  3. Six EFL Cup fourth-round matches later
  4. Swansea v Manchester United (19:45 BST) Radio 5 live commentary
  5. Manchester City v Wolves (20:00 BST) sports extra commentary
  6. GET INVOLVED: Who should replace Koeman at Everton? #bbcfootball

Live Reporting

By Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

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Farewell

And that's where we leave you for another day, many thanks for being with us. Enjoy the football tonight, whether watching live at a ground or tuning in. Don't forget you can also watch 5 live final score on the Red Button. Cheerio now.

Live tonight

BBC Radio 5 live

So let's get some commentary details for you for on the EFL Cup matches taking place over the next couple of days and Ian Dennis will be your 5 live commentator at Swansea-Manchester United, joined by former Wales international John Hartson.

Now over on 5 live sports extra you have the option of Premier League leaders Manchester City hosting Nuno Espirito Santo's Wolves, who are top of the Championship. John Acres will be joined by former QPR midfielder Trevor Sinclair.

Tomorrow night, 5 live are at Stamford Bridge for David Unsworth's first game as interim Everton boss and sports extra have the London derby between Spurs and West Ham.

Clement confident

Swansea v Manchester United (Tuesday, 19:45 BST)

Tonight's 5 live commentary comes from the Liberty Stadium where Swansea host Manchester United, who are still smarting from that 2-1 defeat at Huddersfield at the weekend.

When United came to Wales in August, they scored three times in four second-half minutes late on to complete a 4-0 victory.

Swans boss Paul Clement recalls: "The performance was good for 78-79 minutes then but tonight we're going to have to have a very strong defensive performance and still believe we can create chances."

Bilic happy with Hammers duo

Tottenham v West Ham (Wed, 20:00 BST)

One more from Slaven Bilic, who has won fewer points over the last 21 matches than two men who have been disposed of recently, Craig Shakespeare and Ronald Koeman.

Asked if he had spoken to the club's owners, David Gold and David Sullivan, about the five Premier League defeats this term, Bilic said: "They have been very supportive. Backing the team, backing me. I didn’t need the chairman to tell me the situation. So as I said, it was no different. It’s not like a monologue. We have get points very soon."

David Sullivan and David Gold
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'Nothing is easy'

Bournemouth v Middlesbrough (Tuesday, 19:45 BST)

Speaking of my mum's favourite manager "because he speaks nicely" and Eddie's Cherries are not having the best of times in the league, only one place off the bottom. Tonight they host Garry Monk's Boro, who are 13th in the Championship with 17 points from 13 games.

"We had some tight games against Middlesbrough last season, they beat us at their place, we beat them here. Full respect to Gary Monk and his squad, nothing is easy," says genial Howe.

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Why isn't Eddie Howe being considered for the Everton and Leicester jobs? Best young English manager around. Needs a step up before it's too late.

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Bilic has talks with captain Noble

Tottenham v West Ham (Wed, 20:00 BST)

More from Slaven Bilic on the unrest at West Ham, who have won only one of their last five and are level with 18th-place Everton on eight points from nine matches.

Bilic confirms that a meeting was held with club captain Mark Noble.

"The players had a meeting," he said. "I had a meeting with Mark. A long meeting, chat whatever you want to call it. It was very positive…..we have to play better and get points especially from our home games."

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Trevor Hambridge: By far the best candidate for the EFC job is Marco Silva. Only on a 2yr at Watford with a CV far beyond all the rest.

Adrian to replace Hart at Spurs

Tottenham v West Ham (Wed, 20:00 BST)

Under-fire West Ham boss Slaven Bilic reveals that Adrian will play in goal at Wembley tomorrow night, but that it was always planned for the Spaniard to replace Joe Hart and it was not a reflection on the 3-0 home defeat against Brighton.

"I don’t want to pinpoint the players in front of the media," Bilic says. "Against Brighton we made a few mistakes and conceded three goals but its not because of that. It was a plan from the beginning of the season.

"Adrian has done well in his first couple of games. It will Adrian."

Adrian
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Get Involved - who next for Everton?

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Julian Blackburn: Thomas Tuchel is my 1st choice. And he is available.

Zezti: Would like to see how Unsworth gets on but Tuchel would be top candidate for me.

Focused on the next game

Tottenham v West Ham (Wed, 20:00 BST)

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic had the scary stare out again today, and, asked what he has to say about having two games to save his job he said: "Nothing! we have to stay focused I have to lead the group and get us playing better. I have a game tomorrow and that's all I'm focused on. I have said a few times to the press, all that I am focused on is my next game."

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Rose in contention

Tottenham v West Ham (Wed, 20:00 BST)

An interesting additional note from Mauricio Pochettino on Danny Rose, who came on as a sub at Real Madrid last week. Rose could start against West Ham tomorrow night, which would be the England full-back's first since he was injured at Sunderland way back in January.

"We need to wait until tomorrow but in my head it is for him to start," Poch explains. "We are resting players because they need to rest and we don't want to take risks."

Danny Rose
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Computer says....ninth

Not everyone takes much notice of these kind of things but the football boffins have been tapping away.

Here's Simon Gleave, head of analysis at data company Gracenote Sports to tell you why Everton will move up the table and finish ninth. Does he know who the manager will be or this week's lottery numbers?

"Prior to this season, we projected Everton, Leicester and Southampton to again finish 7th, 8th and 9th on 57, 53 and 52 points respectively, five ahead of the rest of the separate mid-table group, but a fair way behind the top six.

"Nine matches have now been played and all three of those clubs are underperforming those projections, dropping to forecasts of 48, 49 and 46 points (8th place, 7th and 11th) at the end of the season respectively.

"The three clubs would only have to perform at the level which we now have them in order to achieve their current expected points totals by the end of the season.

"In Everton's case this means 40 points from 29 matches, the sort of performance we would usually expect from a team finishing about 9th in the Premier League."

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Stewart: Does Ryan Giggs know he's not playing Football Manager, and that declaring interest in every job doesn't mean he'll get one? On that, why does Giggs seem to think he deserves a job in the Premier League? Why isn't he going for jobs in League Two?

Ronaldo wins again

Kane received seven nominations but did not get the top prize this year as it again went to Cristiano Ronaldo, to add to his Ballon d'Or trophy. Not the most comfortable of surroundings for Barcelona maestro Lionel Messi, who was second. Neither of the "big two" voted for each other... not for the first time. There was a nice moment when Messi met Ronaldo's seven-year-old son, who is called, you've guessed it, Cristiano Ronaldo jr.

Messi
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Ronaldo and Messi
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Dining at the top table

Fresh from his two goals against Liverpool the day before, hot-shot Harry Kane was at London's Palladium with his partner Katie and Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino last night for the second edition of the Best Fifa Football Awards, an alternative award to the Ballon d'Or. Baby Ivy Jane Kane must have been at granny's.

Harry Kane
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Leicester decide against Silva appeal

Now remember back on deadline day when Leicester were 14 seconds too late to sign Adrien Silva from Sporting Lisbon? As a consequence the Portugal international is unable to play until January, but the Foxes have today decided against going to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in a bid for an earlier start date.

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Please keep your views coming in as to who would be the best man for the job at Everton. Tweet to #bbcfootball, text 81111 or use the BBC Sport Facebook page.

Toronto Toffee: Unsy! Look at Guardiola at Barca '08, Zidane at Real Madrid in '15!

John McEnerney: Don’t think Carlo would want to take on the mess RK has made of EFC, Big Sam the go to man for this type of job!

Toffees together

There will be a strong Everton core through the David Unsworth backroom team at Stamford Bridge tomorrow night. Former Toffees star striker and boss Joe Royle will be alongside Unsworth and other ex-players Duncan Ferguson and John Ebbrell. Continuing the trend, Francis Jeffers will take charge of the U-21 team tonight. Fans like to see the club connection don't they?

'I can only empathise with Bilic'

Tottenham v West Ham (Wed, 20:00 BST)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is quizzed about the pressure surrounding West Ham boss Slaven Bilic, who he comes up against in the League Cup at Wembley tomorrow evening, which you will be able to hear live on sports extra. "I can only empathise with Bilic, I have a very good relationship with him and wish him all the best," the Argentine says.

Asked about a manager who has been dismissed, Ronald Koeman, he adds: "Very sad news, we have a very good relationship with Ronald and I hope that he moves on and can find another job here because he's a great manager. It's a difficult period, we understand our business and it doesn't surprise us."

The Hammers were thrashed 3-0 at home to Brighton on Friday night and we will hear from Mr Bilic later this afternoon

'We have to burden the responsibility together'

Chelsea v Everton (Wed, 19:45 BST)

David Unsworth enthuses about his first training session in charge: "We had a great session this morning, the players were fine, they were buzzing. The players reacted straight away, we'll travel down to London this afternoon and I thought it went well.

(What has been the problem this season?) "We'll all have our opinions and look at individuals or formations but the bottom line is we haven't won enough games. The commitment to the cause has been there but it's a collective thing. The team hasn't won enough games and we have to burden the responsibility together."

'Who wouldn't want this job?'

More from a beaming David Unsworth: "I spent the afternoon with the chairman yesterday and we spoke everything Everton. I'll repeat myself from last time I sat here 18 months ago, who wouldn't want this job? The chairman has given me an opportunity to hopefully get a run of games where hopefully performance levels go up. From that, performances will dictate any future for me as Everton manager. I want to manage and this is an amazing club to be manager of. I make no secret of it."

Let's hear from interim Everton boss David Unsworth at his news conference: "I'm a very proud man sat here preparing to lead Everton out tomorrow. It doesn't matter how many games I have, I'll give it everything I've got."

No Real move for Kane, president insists

Here's some more good news for Spurs fans and despite all those snippets you see regularly in the gossip columns, Real Madrid have not thought about signing Harry Kane, club president Florentino Perez has said today.

Real have poached Modric and Bale from N17 in the past of course but Perez told radio station Cadena COPE: "I haven't thought about signing Kane. We are happy with (Karim) Benzema and the rest of the team."

Harry Kane
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Dembele targets return

We also expect to hear from Mauricio Pochettino this afternoon and some early team news to emanate from the high-flying Lilywhites, influential midfielder Mousa Dembele, sidelined since September with a hip problem, is back training with the first team.

Mousa Dembele
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Get Involved - who next for Everton?

#bbcfootball

Sean Dyche, Carlo Ancelotti, David Moyes, David Unsworth, Thomas Tuchel, Manuel Pellegrini, Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville...anyone we have missed out? Big Sam? What's David O'Leary up to these days? Isn't it strange how people who always used to be midway up the list of candidates for managerial vacancies drop off and are never mentioned again?

But who is the best candidate for Goodison Park? Please let us know your choice and your reasoning to #bbcfootball or text 81111, or use the BBC Sport Facebook page.

Roll up for the Goodison tour

No Ronald anymore but the famous old Goodison Park stadium is still a popular attraction for fans, maybe more so on non-matchdays at the moment.

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'I wish the team good luck'

Ronald Koeman was sacked yesterday then, with Everton languishing in in the Premier League relegation zone after just two wins in their nine league games this season. After suffering the same fate as his compatriot Frank de Boer, who was shown the door last month, Koeman took to Twitter this morning. Do you think he means it?

Unsworth takes the reins

Well, Everton confirmed this morning that Unsworth, their U-23 manager, would be in charge of the team at Stamford Bridge tomorrow night. "Commencing with" might suggest there is no immediate new man coming in, but we may discover more when the no-nonsense former defender is questioned by the media this afternoon.

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The Times

We will see how David Unsworth does in temporary charge of Everton tomorrow night, a match you can hear live on Radio 5 live, but the former Toffees defender wants the job permanently, that's in the Times.

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The Times

Metro

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The Daily Telegraph

An exclusive in the Daily Telegraph, sports minister Tracey Crouch said to have warned the Football Association that all its public funding could be taken away – in addition to a block from bidding to host the game’s biggest events – if it failed to ensure the Mark Sampson scandal could never happen again.

Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

The Daily Express

The management situation at West Ham is shrouded in speculation and the Hammers have earmarked Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann - the 30-year-old nicknamed the "Mini Mourinho" - as a potential replacement for Slaven Bilic, according to the Daily Express.

Daily Express
Daily Express

Daily Mirror

Well here's an alternative according to the Daily Mirror, former Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel, 44, who left the German club soon after winning the DFB-Pokal Final in May, is top of Everton's list, apparently.

Daily Mirror
Daily Mirror

The Daily Star

Former Manchester United favourite Ryan Giggs has expressed an interest in both the Leicester and Everton vacancies and he is the main story in the Daily Star.

Daily Star
Daily Star

The Guardian

Former Everton defender David Unsworth, the 44-year-old U-23 manager, could take the top job at Goodison, that's in the Guardian.

The Guardian
The Guardian

The Daily Mail

Burnley fans beware, Clarets boss Sean Dyche is the favourite to replace Ronald Koeman at Goodison, according to the Daily Mail.

Daily Mail
Daily Mail

The Sun

According to the Sun, Everton want former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti to come back to the Premier League and wants his former assistant Paul Clement, now manager at Swansea of course, to work with him again.

The Sun
The Sun

Welcome

Hello and welcome along to another Football Special as we look ahead to this week's EFL Cup fourth round programme. Plenty going on in the football world as always and with Ronald Koeman given the old heave-ho by Everton, we will hear from the man taking temporary charge of the Toffees, David Unsworth, who will address the media in an hour or so. Let's start though with a look at what is making the newspaper headlines.