He’s been Everton caretaker for a couple of games now, but ex-Dundee United man Duncan Ferguson could be about to link up with Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti.

The Italian has been strongly linked to takeover as the permanent Toffees boss. It’s now been reported that Ancelotti will recruit Ferguson alongside his son Davide as assistants on Merseyside (Daily Record, page 44, 18/12/19).

Ancelotti looks set for Goodison. (Photo by Antonio Balasco/KONTROLAB/LightRocket via Getty Images)

In his two games as caretaker, Everton have beaten Chelsea and drawn with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

A big role at Everton for ex-Tangerine Ferguson

Ferguson started his professional football career at Tannadice. He made over 70 appearances for the Tangerines in the early 90s before stints at Rangers, Newcastle and Everton.


He’s now caretaker at the Toffees but that looks likely to change soon. Ancelotti has met with majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri in London according to the report. Talks were positive seemingly as the Goodison club search for a new manager.

Former Arab Ferguson looks set for a permanent Everton gig. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

A deal isn’t expected to be completed until the Boxing Day fixtures roll around, which means Ferguson will take the reigns again this weekend against Arsenal. After this, he’ll likely become Everton assistant.

Ferguson’s caught the eye with his passion and assertive decision making in his brief stint. It’s certainly a far cry away from his spell at Tannadice nearly 30 years ago now.

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