January 19, 2022

Everton Appoints Duncan Ferguson as Caretaker Coach

Everton assistant manager, Duncan Ferguson, has been appointed as caretaker boss of the club.

In a statement released on Tuesday, 18 January, the Toffees confirmed the 50-year-old Scotsman’s appointment, which comes two days after coach Rafael Benitez got the sack.

“The Blues’ legend took charge of training at USM Finch Farm this morning as the squad began its preparations for the visit of Aston Villa to Goodison Park on Saturday,” the statement reads. “Ferguson will be supported in his caretaker position by John Ebbrell and Leighton Baines, along with goalkeeping coach Alan Kelly.”

It added: “An announcement on a permanent managerial appointment will be made in due course.”

Ferguson – who played for Everton from 1994 to 1998, and again from 2000 to 2006 – was briefly installed as the Toffees’ caretaker manager in December 2019, whereby he helped them out of the relegation zone prior to Carlo Ancelotti’s appointment.

So far, potential candidates to take over as permanent manager include Derby County coach Wayne Rooney, Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac, and former Chelsea coach Frank Lampard.

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