'Silver lining', 'basically the only good news': Some Everton fans find one positive from Benitez appointment
Some Everton fans have welcomed the news that Duncan Ferguson will be working with Rafael Benitez at Goodison Park.
The Toffees have announced the appointment of Benitez as their new manager on a three-year contract.
Benitez succeeds Carlo Ancelotti, who left Everton earlier this month to rejoin Real Madrid.
The decision to appoint Benitez has split the Blues fanbase given the Spaniard’s legendary status at rivals Liverpool.
However, fans welcomed the decision to retain Ferguson, one of Everton’s most iconic players of recent times.
Here is what some Everton supporters were saying on Twitter about the decision:
Silver lining, Big Dunc is going to keep learning up close from a range of managers and be all the better when he takes the job next.— Steve O’Connell (@Soconnell74) June 30, 2021
Great news— Jeremy Farrar (@JeremyFarrar) June 30, 2021
Well done Rafa!— Zdenka Pregelj (@CountessBezuhov) June 30, 2021
Basically the only good news— Lochie Dand 🇦🇺 (@LDand_13) June 30, 2021
Always has been so loyal to his club, love our Dunc💙💙— Emily🐼 (@emilyymsmith) June 30, 2021
Like I said across the summer when people were calling for him to get the job, I think he needs to move and get himself a job somewhere else.— Sean Lunt (@Sean_Lunt) June 30, 2021
Benitez to work with Everton icon
Ferguson became an Everton legend during his playing days.
He enjoyed two spells with the Toffees and made over 200 appearances in blue.
Ferguson also won the FA Cup in 1995.
Now a coach at Everton, Ferguson took the reins on a caretaker basis in December 2019 after Marco Silva’s sacking.
The Scot steadied the ship with one win and three draws before Ancelotti was appointed permanently.
Alan Kelly will also work with Benitez and Ferguson.