Former Dundee United man Duncan Ferguson has been officially rewarded for his decent spell as interim Everton boss.
Following the Toffees’ decision to sack Marco Silva, youth coach and former Arab Ferguson was made caretaker. With plenty of passion and an old school approach, he’s got Everton playing with a bit of swagger again.
He won’t be the permanent boss though as that honour is falling to Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian has been appointed on a deal that runs until the end of the 2023/24 season.
Ancelotti praise for Ferguson
Ferguson will still be in and about the first-team setup though. Ancelotti has elected to make him a member of his backroom staff, a similar move to when he kept Ray Wilkins on his staff list at Chelsea as he aimed to learn more about the club.
There’s been praise for Ferguson thrown in too. Speaking about the former United man, Ancelotti told the Everton website: “I have seen from the performances in the last two weeks that the players are capable of so much.
“The work Duncan has done is a great credit to him. Strong organisation, strong discipline and the right motivation are some of the key ingredients in football and I’m pleased that he will be part of my backroom team moving forward.”
Ancelotti and Ferguson’s first match together will be when the Goodison Park side take on Burnley on Boxing Day.