In pursuit of his managerial ambitions, Duncan Ferguson leaves Everton


Duncan Ferguson is a former Scottish football player and coach who recently served as head coach for EFL League Two club Forest Green Rovers. He began his career in 1990 with Dundee United, then transferred to Rangers in 1993 for a then-record fee in British football. He played the rest of his career in England, joining Everton in 1994 and taking a break with Newcastle United from 1998 to 2000 before returning to Everton and retiring in 2006. Notably, Ferguson helped Everton win the FA Cup in 1995.

In 2014, Ferguson was promoted to the first-team coaching staff of Everton. Later, in December 2019, he became the caretaker manager of the team after the dismissal of Marco Silva. However, Carlo Ancelotti was soon appointed the new manager, and Ferguson was appointed assistant manager. Furthermore, he also served as the caretaker manager in 2019 and 2022.

In July 2022, Ferguson left Everton to pursue his managerial ambitions. He was appointed head coach of EFL League Two club Forest Green Rovers in September 2022 but was sacked in January 2023 after a run of poor results.

Ferguson is known for his physical presence and his aggressive style of play. He is also popular among Everton fans, who affectionately refer to him as “Big Dunc”.

Here are some of the reasons why Duncan left Everton:

  • He wanted to pursue his managerial ambitions.
  •  He felt he had reached a ceiling at Everton and needed a new challenge.
  •  He was unhappy with the way that the club was being run.

Whatever the reason, Duncan Ferguson’s departure from Everton was a sad day for many fans. He is a legend at the club, and he will be missed.

As of today, July 12, 2023, Ferguson is not currently employed by any club. He is reportedly looking for a new managerial role.

In an interview with Evertontv, Ferguson expressed that moving on and searching for a new challenge is a tough but significant decision for him to make to take the next step in his career. “Being a caretaker manager has given me the confidence to step into management.”

Everton endured a brutal 2021-22 campaign, but after relegation was avoided in the season’s final week, Ferguson believes their future should be brighter. He expressed, “The club is making progress in the right direction. Frank has been an exceptional manager, and I trust that the team is in competent hands. He even asked me to continue being a part of it.” I can’t speak highly enough of Frank. He’s a great man and a great young manager; I’m sure he’ll do well for Everton.

“There’s also the new stadium on the horizon which will be unbelievable for the club. I’ll be there as a supporter. My kids have got season tickets, and I’ll be looking forward to coming back.”

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