Everton appoint Duncan Ferguson as caretaker manager for 'upcoming games' 4 months ago

Everton appoint Duncan Ferguson as caretaker manager for 'upcoming games'

Ferguson will take charge while Everton look to appoint a permanent manager

Everton have confirmed that Duncan Ferguson has been appointed as caretaker manager as they continue their search for a permanent replacement for Rafael Benitez.

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Benitez was sacked after just seven months in charge following last weekend's defeat to Norwich City, leaving the Toffees just six points clear of the relegation zone.

The Blues released a statement, which read: "Duncan Ferguson has been appointed as Everton caretaker manager for the Club’s upcoming games.

"The Blues legend took charge of training at USM Finch Farm on Tuesday morning as the squad began its preparations for the visit of Aston Villa to Goodison Park on Saturday (12.30pm GMT).

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"Ferguson will be supported in his caretaker position by John Ebbrell and Leighton Baines, along with Goalkeeping Coach Alan Kelly.

"It is the second time Ferguson has taken caretaker charge at the Club, having guided the Blues to five points from three league games against Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal in December 2019.

"An announcement on a permanent managerial appointment will be made in due course."

Roberto Martínez appeared to be the favourite for the job, however, talks broke down after the Belgian Football Association refused to let him leave his current role as Head Coach of the national team.

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Other candidates, such as Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney, have also been linked with the permanent role.

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