Date Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 3:13
Duncan Ferguson wants Everton to name a world-class manager because the chances of three-time Champions League champions Carlo Ancelotti moving to Goodison Park.
Ferguson will be in charge of the Toffees for the second weekend in a row when they go to Manchester United on Sunday, driven by the last Saturday 3×1 win over ChelseaBut while the Scot admits that he wants to be a full-time manager in the future, he expects to see a big-name appointment soon.
Everton is also linked to names like former boss David Moyes, Unai Emery and Mikel Arteta as they look for a replacement for Marco Silva, but reports suggest Ancelotti has moved to the front of the line.
The 60-year-old, who has won the Champions League twice with AC Milan and once with Real Madrid, was fired by Napoli last week and is reportedly scheduled to talk to the Toffees in the coming days.
"I don't want to get involved in names, but all these guys are fantastic managers – great, great managers," said Ferguson.
“I hope the club finds the right one. We want the best coaches in the world running our football club. "
Ferguson was credited with galvanizing the Everton team in the short term, and last week they seemed a different side to the one that limped in Silva's last game in charge.
Their performance against Frank Lampard's team at Goodison Park was reflected in Ferguson's full-time emotional celebrations.
"It probably looked the way it did," said the Scotsman. “It was a little chaotic, a little emotional. It was obviously my first time in the Premier League ring line and it was fantastic.
“I got a little involved, but the players needed that incentive. I will not change I will just be myself. "
And the 47-year-old now hopes to become a manager on his own.
"I think in the future I want to progress to being a manager. Now I know I can do that in a game, but of course it was just a game," he said.
"It was exciting, exciting, fantastic and in the future I can possibly move on to management."
The most immediate challenge now is to defeat a Manchester United team that looked greatly improved in their wins against Tottenham and Manchester City.
"Obviously we are confident because we are looking to beat Chelsea," he said. "Unfortunately they are on the rise right now. They are a very good team in great form and it will be a big request for us but I am sure we can give a good account of ourselves.
"I would probably be on the roof if we get a win there, but we can do it and that's what we are going to try.
"I think when you get a win, you realize that we are a good team, there are a lot of good players in the squad, and as long as we cover the grass, run, fight for the shirt, it will take us a long way."