Michael Ball believes Everton legend and current assistant manager Duncan Ferguson should be appointed as Carlo Ancelotti’s successor if there are no “perfect” candidates available.
Ancelotti had seemed to be invested in the long-term project at Everton, which included the opening of their new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.
Ferguson, who has been involved in Everton’s coaching staff under various managers, should be the man to replace Ancelotti according to ex-player Ball.
Speaking exclusively to Transfer Tavern, Ball had this to say:
“If there’s no one there who’s perfect, then give Duncan an opportunity. He’s been there with three or four managers now, he’s worked under them all, he can pick and choose the best out of each and everyone and the players would be honestly coached.
“Duncan as the frontman, as the main guy, it’s probably what Everton need right now.”
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Following the departure of Ancelotti, Everton seem to have found themselves at a crossroads, due to how unexpected the Italian’s departure was. However, The Toffees need to ensure whoever they appoint next isn’t going to leave midway through another project, like Ancelotti.
That is why Ferguson could be the right man for the job, having played for Everton in the early 2000s and is adored amongst many Blues fans across Merseyside. Although it could be too early in his managerial career to take on such a high-profile role, Ferguson has previously taken the job briefly on an interim basis following the sacking of Marco Silva in December 2019, managing to beat Chelsea and avoid defeat at Old Trafford in the process.