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Everton legend Neville Southall names his potential Silva replacement, fans react

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Everton legend Neville Southall names his potential Silva replacement, fans react

Everton legend Neville Southall reckons the club should place Duncan Ferguson in charge of the first-team if Marco Silva gets the chop.

The Portuguese tactician is going through another tricky spell at Goodison Park, having lost three of the last four Premier League games.

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The Toffees were beaten 2-0 at home by Sheffield United at the weekend, and previous defeats to Bournemouth and Aston Villa have cranked up the pressure on Silva.

There is already talk about how long the former Watford boss will last on Merseyside, with expectations at the club high after a summer of big spending.

In the eyes of former goalkeeper Southall – who represented the club from 1981-98 – ex-striker Ferguson, who is a first-team coach, should be entrusted with the job if Silva is fired.

He wrote on Twitter: “If the manager goes I want big Duncan to have it for a bit give someone who knows what fans want a chance.”

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It is certainly a bold shout from Southall, with Ferguson having never before managed a team.

Everton fans react

Southall is a hugely popular individual, but his suggestion fell pretty flat with the majority of Everton fans on social media:

 

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