19th January, 2022
Everton have confirmed the appointment of Duncan Ferguson as their caretaker manager following the dismissal of Rafa Benitez on Sunday.
The club sacked Benitez after a terrible run of form which saw the Toffees drop down to 16th in the Premier League table.
Everton confirmed the appointment on their official website:
“Duncan Ferguson has been appointed as Everton caretaker manager for the Club’s upcoming games.
“The Blues legend took charge of training at USM Finch Farm on Tuesday as the squad began its preparations for the visit of Aston Villa to Goodison Park on Saturday (12.30pm GMT).
“Ferguson will be supported in his caretaker position by John Ebbrell and Leighton Baines, along with Goalkeeping Coach Alan Kelly.
“It is the second time Ferguson has taken caretaker charge at the Club, having guided the Blues to five points from three league games against Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal in December 2019.
“An announcement on a permanent managerial appointment will be made in due course.”
🔵 | Duncan Ferguson has been appointed as caretaker manager for our upcoming games.
He will be supported by John Ebbrell and Leighton Baines, along with Goalkeeping Coach Alan Kelly.
— Everton (@Everton) January 18, 2022