“Don’t look any further, Everton”-Amokachi chooses former teammate Ferguson as Ancelotti’s successor


After their Italian coach left them this week to return to the Santiago Bernabéu, Toffee currently has no manager

Nigerian legend Daniel Amokaki suggested that Everton consider appointing Duncan Ferguson as their new coach after Ancelotti’s return to Real Madrid.

The 49-year-old Scot has been developing his coaching skills in Merseyside since 2014 and was appointed as the first team coach after Marco Silva was fired in December 2019.

In the short time before Ancelotti came to Goodison Park in the same month, Ferguson maintained an unbeaten record in the Premier League. Everton defeated Chelsea 3-1 and played against Arsenal and Manchester United during the busy holiday season.

During the Italian’s one and a half years in Everton, the former Scotland international was Ancelotti’s assistant.

Out of a keen interest in the development of Everton, Amokaki, currently serving as the special assistant to the Nigerian president for sports, urged the club management to give Ferguson a chance to manage the team.

“Don’t take Everton too far, Duncan Ferguson is already on the bench,” Tiansheng wrote on Instagram.

“In the past ten years, he has not studied under several of the club’s top coaches.

“He has a heart for the club. Whenever the team serves as the interim coach, we can see the enthusiasm he shares with players and fans, and his data is also good. I hope someone will listen.

Amokachi and Ferguson played together at Everton from 1994 to 1996, and then the former left England and went on different adventures with Besiktas in the Turkish Premier League.

These two legends are part of the team that helped the Toffees win the FA Cup for the fifth time in the 1994-95 season.


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