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Report: Duncan Ferguson snubs move; eyes Everton job

Duncan Ferguson has rejected the chance to move elsewhere as the 49-year-old holds out for the Everton job, with The Sun reporting that he has picked out the person he wants as his assistant boss.

The Toffees are continuing their search for their next manager following Carlo Ancelotti’s exit.

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A number of names have been linked, including Nuno Espirito Santo, David Moyes and Frank Lampard.

It was claimed shortly after Ancelotti’s departure that Ferguson also hoped to be considered for the post.

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And perhaps the retired striker has now made it clear just how keen he is to take the role at Goodison Park.

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According to The Sun, the Scot has rejected the chance to join Ancelotti at Real Madrid. The Italian had hoped to take Ferguson with him.

The report adds that Ferguson wants Lee Carsley as his assistant if given the role on Merseyside.

Carsley has been involved with a number of clubs since his retirement. He had been the caretaker at both Coventry and Birmingham.

He also enjoyed a brief tenure in charge of Brentford. Of course, he also spent the longest single spell of his professional playing career at Goodison Park.

Moshiri must surely be tempted to give Everton job to Ferguson

Everton have only just started the process of finding Ancelotti’s successor. Nevertheless, the supporters may already be a little concerned.

There have been links with names such as Marco Silva. It would be a huge shock if the Portuguese ended up back at Everton. The fans were certainly not happy.

From the outside then, there must surely be a part of Farhad Moshiri that is tempted to seriously consider Ferguson.

He has only overseen a handful of first-team games. And some fans may completely against the idea. But he did excellently during his brief stint as Everton caretaker.

They were unbeaten in his four games in charge. They also produced an outstanding win over Chelsea that left Goodison Park rocking.

He followed that up by working with the perfect mentor in Ancelotti. He clearly did enough to impress the ex-Toffees boss.

And if Moshiri is looking for someone who ‘gets the club’, few would be better than Ferguson.

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