Everton could put Duncan Ferguson in charge for Merseyside derby
Big Dunc waiting in the wings… Everton could put club legend Duncan Ferguson in charge for Merseyside derby if things go badly wrong for Marco Silva at Leicester
- Marco Silva could be on the way out if things go wrong against Leicester
- Club legend Duncan Ferguson could be put in charge for Wednesday’s game
- It would be a massive first game in charge, as it’s the Merseyside derby
Everton have contingency plans to put club legend Duncan Ferguson in charge for Wednesday’s Merseyside derby at Anfield should things go badly wrong for Marco Silva at Leicester on Sunday.
Silva is still very much on trial at Goodison over the next two games despite being spared after last weekend’s defeat against Norwich.
But a heavy setback at the King Power could persuade owner Farhad Moshiri to act immediately knowing he has Ferguson to come in and hold the fort until a permanent successor is found.
Duncan Ferguson could be put in charge of Everton if things go wrong against Leicester
Marco Silva has been under immense pressure after a poor run of results in the league
Former manager David Moyes is among those under consideration.
Ferguson, 47, is a cult hero among Evertonians and his presence leading the team out of the tunnel against Liverpool would give the atmosphere an immediate lift.
As a battering-ram striker, Ferguson scored 73 goals in two different spells at Everton and won the FA Cup in 1995 which remains their last trophy.
He is currently the first-team coach at Goodison and has won praise from striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin for improving his game.