He used to work with him at Everton, and now Motherwell striker Chris Long wants his former mentor Duncan Ferguson to bag the Everton job.

The former Toffees striker joined Motherwell in the summer and has been a decent player for Stephen Robinson’s side so far. He has four goals in 15 Premiership games.

Long is doing well in North Lanarkshire. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

As one of Ferguson’s former players, Long hopes that the Scotsman bags the Goodison gig.

He told the Scottish Daily Mail (page 118, 08/12/19): “I had the game on in the changing room when I was putting my gear on. Duncan’s a legend, isn’t he? I was in the FA Youth Cup side, so I worked with him and Kevin Sheedy for two years.

“I hope he gets it permanently. I think he should, but then I’m an Evertonian. I actually dropped him a text but I’m still waiting on one back.”

Long gets the winner after watching Ferguson topple Chelsea

It was a good day for both Ferguson and Long as both Everton and Motherwell won their respective matches. Ferguson started his interim reign as Everton boss following the sacking of Marco Silva with a 3-1 win over Chelsea.

Ferguson was left running up the touchline in celebration after Everton’s third goal. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

After watching that and his former boss’ touchline antics, Long must of thought he’d like to make himself a Saturday hero too. He stepped up for Motherwell to score a crucial goal.

His strike after some lovely work from Jermain Hylton handed Motherwell a 1-0 win over Hearts. It lifts them into the Premiership’s third spot after an excellent start to the season.

Both enjoyed fine Saturday’s this weekend. Whether or not Ferguson gets the Everton job remains to be seen, but Long certainly seems to hope that is the case as he personally goes from strength to strength at Fir Park.

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