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30th May 2022

Duncan Ferguson ‘clear favourite’ to leave Everton for Blackburn Rovers

Daniel Brown

Duncan Ferguson championship manager

Ferguson has had two spells in caretaker charge of Everton

Everton coach Duncan Ferguson is being ‘strongly considered’ for the vacant Blackburn Rovers job, and the Scot is reportedly prepared to leave Goodison Park this summer.

The 50-year-old, who is currently a first-team coach with the Toffees, has worked under a number of different managers and has had two spells in caretaker charge of the Merseyside outfit since returning to the club in 2014.

Ferguson retired from playing in 2006 after spells with Dundee United, Rangers, Everton and Newcastle United.

Big Dunc lined up for Blackburn role

Now, it appears that ‘Big Dunc’ is being considered for the Blackburn job, with the club searching for a new manager after parting ways with Tony Mowbray at the end of last season, as per Adam Brown. He is thought to be ready to leave the Toffees this summer.

Mowbray achieved promotion from League One in his first full season in charge of Rovers and left them as an established Championship side.

However, after failing to reach the play-offs this season, despite being 3rd in the table at Christmas, prompted a change in direction for the East Lancashire club.

While Rovers have conducted interviews with several candidates – and have been linked with former Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal – Ferguson is a newly emerging candidate for the job at Ewood Park.

How has social media reacted?

One Twitter user said: “I’ve no idea if Duncan Ferguson will be offered/take the Rovers job or if he’ll be any good at it. But surely it’s worth seeing how an appointment actually pans out before verbally burning it down in flames….”

Another added: “Duncan Ferguson screams Brian Kidd all over again. Decent coach I’m sure but not the right time imo for a first time manager”.

A third said: “The latest talk and building momentum is around Duncan Ferguson getting the #Rovers job. Personally, I really hope this isn’t the case. Definitely better candidates being linked and mentioned.”

Another added: “Duncan Ferguson being favourite for the Blackburn job. Make or break for him. Great opportunity to develop himself at a very good club. He should take it, surround himself with experienced heads and see where it takes him.”

Ferguson has taken charge of five matches as a caretaker boss, winning one, drawing two and losing two.

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