Speaking exclusively to The Transfer Tavern, former Premier League manager Lawrie Sanchez has suggested an infamous incident involving Duncan Ferguson and Moise Kean has cost the former the Everton job.
The Merseyside club have turned to Nuno Espirito Santo following Carlo Ancelotti’s departure to Real Madrid, and some reports have suggested that Ferguson turned down the chance to join the 62-year-old in Spain, as he wanted the top position in the Goodison Park dugout.
Prior to Ancelotti’s arrival, Ferguson had a short spell as interim boss which saw him substitute Kean in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United despite having only just brought him on as a substitute.
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And now Sanchez believes that sort of management that day has come back to haunt the Scotsman.
“Duncan wears his heart on his sleeve,” the former Fulham boss said. “What you see is what you get from Duncan, so if he doesn’t like you, he tells you.
“I always remember the Moise Kean incident. You can’t really do that as a manager, not in the modern age where you have to understand players better.”
It is a shame that Everton have sort of overlooked Ferguson. Those few games he had in charge, which included a win against Chelsea and draw with Manchester United, were really promising to say the least.
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