Former Dundee United striker Duncan Ferguson will form part of the Everton backroom staff under new manager Rafa Benitez.

The Spaniard – who previously managed Liverpool – has been appointed Everton manager on a three-year deal ahead of the English Premier League season. Ferguson started his professional career with Dundee United before a move south to Everton, staying down south ever since.

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Ferguson will remain down south with Benitez for next season. (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

It was reported that former Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti wanted to make Ferguson part of his Real Madrid backroom staff, but the former Dundee United star will stay in England. 49-year-old Ferguson has been on the coaching staff at his current club since 2014.

The Goodison Park club have confirmed the news surrounding Ferguson, commenting on his role: “Everton will confirm the staff who will join Duncan Ferguson and Alan Kelly as part of Benitez’s backroom team in the coming days.”

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