Former Dundee United forward Duncan Ferguson has been named as assistant manager to Rafa Benitez at Everton.

Ferguson has been a long-serving coach at Everton where he was once a player, also taking in a short spell as interim manager in 2019. Benitez has taken over from Carlo Ancelotti as Goodison Park boss and opts to retain Ferguson as assistant manager.

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The former Dundee United man is staying on in Merseyside. (Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

The 49-year-old started his football career with Dundee United, making 77 appearances, and has been working south of the border for 27 years. Benitez said: “Duncan is an Everton legend and has great experience.

“He will be vital for us with his coaching expertise and understanding of the players. His spirit, personality and character are invaluable. He knows the club and people and what the Evertonians expect from their players He will be an inspiration for us and crucial with his insight.”

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