Paul Robinson has dropped a big Everton manager claim involving Duncan Ferguson.
The Lowdown: Ferguson wants Everton job
As per The Sun, Ferguson has turned down a job at Real Madrid alongside Carlo Ancelotti because he wants to become the next permanent boss at Goodison Park.
Should Everton hire Ferguson?
The 49-year-old thinks that he is ready to make the step up, and hopes that Farhad Moshiri will pick him, as he has also lined up old teammate Lee Carsley as his new number two if he gets the job.
The Latest: Robinson on Ferguson
Speaking to Football Insider, Robinson, who is now a pundit after building a football career playing in the Premier League and for England at international level, does not think that Ferguson stands a chance of becoming the next coach at the Merseyside club, and claims that they will want to hire a proven manager instead:
“I thinks there’s no chance, to be honest.
“They had the opportunity to give it to him before but they chose to go with Ancelotti instead. The direction Everton are going they will want a top-level proven manager to come in.
“Duncan Ferguson is so passionate about the club and I do not think any Everton fans would be disappointed if he was to be appointed but the way the direction the board have taken the club recently I just cannot see them hiring him.
“At the end of the day though, Duncan Ferguson loves that club so much that he would probably rather be on the coaching staff there than at Real Madrid.”
The Verdict: Everton must avoid Ferguson
Even though it would be a sentimental appointment that may go down very well with a lot of the Toffees fanbase, the Blues must avoid hiring Ferguson as their next permanent manager.
He has very little managerial experience, only taking charge of a mere four matches as interim coach right before Ancelotti came in, and so the job is too big for him at this stage in his career – perhaps we could revisit this one further down the line when he has other experience under his belt.
The Blues have been linked with other managers with much more experience and at a higher level, namely Christophe Galtier, who snatched a Ligue 1 title win off the hands of the previously dominant PSG with LOSC Lille.
Given that the new season is still a couple of months away as well, EFC should be in no rush to appoint a new boss, and instead should wait until the right level of quality comes along.
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