Journalist Dean Jones has dubbed Duncan Ferguson to be the next Everton manager if Frank Lampard is to be sacked at the end of the season.
Everton have struggled this campaign in the Premier League, they currently sit in the bottom three, but if they win their game in hand over Leeds United then they will climb out of the drop zone by a singular point.
Frank Lampard was brought into Goodison Park on deadline day in January following the sacking of Rafa Benitez from the club. The English manager has failed to have the expected impact for the Toffees and January signings such as Donny van de Beek and Dele Alli have not made the difference at all, with the latter still searching for his first start in an Everton shirt in the league.
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With the poor form of Everton since the introduction of Lampard, Jones claimed to GiveMeSport that Duncan Ferguson could be the man to take over the role as manager if the current boss was to get sacked at the end of the season.
“From what I’m told, if they did go for a new manager, Duncan Ferguson will be in pole position. It’ll almost be his if he wants it. I know that he’s very highly-regarded, he knows the squad, has been around the set-up and he fancies it.
“I think that if Lampard were to go, Duncan Ferguson would be the favourite to be the next Everton manager,” Jones said.
TIF Thoughts on Dean Jones’s comments…
Frank Lampard impressed during his reign as Derby County manager and narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs. He then went on to manage Chelsea, where he was sacked, and it could a similar story at Goodison Park after the Toffees had a poor season.
Weirdly, if they do get relegated then Lampard may stay at the club because he has already shown that he has the capabilities to manage in the Championship, but if the Merseyside club remain in the top flight, then they may search for a gaffer with proven Premier League experience.