Everton Appoint Duncan Ferguson as Caretaker Manager

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Duncan Ferguson has been named caretaker manager for Everton’s upcoming games.

The temporary appointment follows the sacking of Rafa Benitez.

Everton Turn to Duncan Ferguson as Caretaker Manager

Ferguson to be Supported by John Ebbrell and Leighton Baines

Everton legend Duncan Ferguson will be assisted by the likes of John Ebbrell and Leighton Baines, along with goalkeeping coach Alan Kelly, in his second spell as Everton’s caretaker manager.

Ferguson previously impressed on his first spell, guiding through an unbeaten three-game spell that saw them face Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal, gaining five points.

The Toffees have again turned to him for a short stint as they continue to look for a new first-team manager.

Talks were held for the return of Roberto Martinez, though, that move seems off for now. Elsewhere, Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard are now reportedly among names set to be interviewed by the club.

Ferguson scored 68 goals in 260 appearances for Everton as a player and has remained on the coaching staff since his spell as caretaker manager in 2019. He worked as Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant at Goodison Park before the Italian boss returned to Real Madrid.

What Happened and Who do Everton Face Next

The appointment of Rafa Benitez was always a strange one considering his romantic links to Merseyside rivals Liverpool, with whom he won the Champions League in 2005.

The Blues sit 16th in the Premier League table having collected just 19 points so far this campaign. A 2-1 loss to Norwich City, when it looked like The Canaries couldn’t buy a win, was the final straw for the Spanish boss.

History repeated itself as, like when he replaced Ancelotti in Madrid, Benitez was dismissed the following January.

Everton host Aston Villa next on Saturday, January 22. Ferguson will welcome none other than Steven Gerrard in the away dugout in the first game in charge of his second spell as caretaker.

They then host Brentford in the FA Cup in early February but may hope to have appointed a new manager by then.

 

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