Duncan Ferguson leaves Everton as he eyes move into management

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Duncan Ferguson has near his coaching relation astatine Everton to prosecute his managerial ambitions, the Premier League nine person announced.

The erstwhile Toffees skipper had served connected the backroom unit to a succession of managers astatine Goodison Park.

The Scot, 50, besides had 2 spells arsenic caretaker boss, the astir caller being aft Rafael Benitez was sacked during past season. He reverted to a presumption arsenic adjunct manager aft the assignment of Frank Lampard successful January.

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He antecedently took complaint of the broadside aft the departure of Marco Silva successful December 2019, filling successful until the accomplishment of Carlo Ancelotti aboriginal that month.

His determination to determination connected ends a agelong relation with the Merseyside nine dating backmost to his signing arsenic a striker from Rangers successful 1994. He went connected to people 73 goals successful 273 appearances crossed 2 spells.

He returned to the nine arsenic an academy manager successful 2011 and was promoted to a presumption with the archetypal squad 3 years later.

Ferguson had 2  stints arsenic  caretaker manager   astatine  Goodison Park

Ferguson had 2 stints arsenic caretaker manager astatine Goodison Park (Peter Byrne/PA)

Ferguson told evertontv: “It’s been a monolithic determination for me, an incredibly hard 1 but I request to determination on, to instrumentality that adjacent measurement successful my vocation and look for that caller challenge.

“Being a caretaker manager has fixed maine assurance to measurement into management.”

Everton endured a hard 2021-22 run but, aft relegation was avoided successful the last week of the season, Ferguson believes their aboriginal should beryllium brighter.

He said: “This nine is decidedly heading successful the close direction. It’s a fantastic club.

Ferguson (right) had been Frank Lampard's assistant

Ferguson (right) had been Frank Lampard’s adjunct since January (Andrew Matthews/PA)

“The squad is successful bully hands with Frank arsenic manager. He’s been archetypal people and helium wanted maine to enactment on.

“I can’t talk highly capable of Frank. He’s a large antheral and a large young manager, I’m definite he’ll bash precise good for Everton.

“There’s besides the caller stadium connected the skyline which is going to beryllium unbelievable for the club.

“I’ll beryllium determination arsenic a supporter. My kids person got play tickets and I’ll beryllium looking guardant to coming back.”

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