Duncan Ferguson ‘turned down Real Madrid role because he wants to replace Carlo Ancelotti at Everton’
Duncan Ferguson ‘LOWERED the chance to join Carlo Ancelotti’s coaching team at Real Madrid’ as Everton legend urged to replace Italian as manager at Goodison Park
- Carlo Ancelotti shocked Everton after quitting to become Real Madrid manager
- Duncan Ferguson reportedly got the chance to join Ancelotti in Spain
- The Sun claims the club legend turned it down because he called Ancelotti . want to replace
- Ferguson would be adamant he is ready to step into full-time management
Everton legend Duncan Ferguson has turned down the chance to follow Carlo Ancelotti to Real Madrid because he wants to succeed him at Goodison Park, according to reports.
Ferguson, 49, was part of Ancelotti’s coaching staff at Merseyside and is said to have re-joined him at the Bernabeu after his surprise departure this week.
But The sun have claimed Ferguson believes he is ready to become a full-time manager, having had a successful caretaker in the past, and is now aiming for Everton’s top job.
Duncan Ferguson has turned down a Real Madrid role because he wants to be Everton bossbaas
Ancelotti (left) became Madrid’s new boss this week and offered to take Ferguson with him
Towering Scotsman Ferguson enjoys cult status with the club as a result of a playing career there spanning a total of 10 years, and since his time as a staff member.
And he could be forced to re-join Everton, currently without a manager, after Ancelotti stepped down to return to Madrid.
The decision sent shockwaves across the club and Ancelotti took key members of his inner circle, including his son Davide, with him.
Ancelotti shocked the club after his departure and Everton are looking for his replacement
Ferguson, however, has been left behind and hopes to take the hotseat definitively. He was handed the reins in December 2019 after Marco Silva was sacked, leading the team to five points from three Premier League games.
The same report adds that Ferguson would name former team-mate and Everton old boy Lee Carsley as his assistant if he gets the job.
Nuno Espirito Santo is among the contenders to replace Ancelotti, and Everton are in talks this weekend about their next crucial appointment.
Ferguson temporarily took charge in December 2019 and remains a true club legend
Sports post recently reported how former Wolves boss Nuno has supporters in the boardroom, although Bill Kenwright reportedly prefers a British coach with strong roots to the club.
This could see David Moyes return after sending West Ham to a sensational sixth-place finish, or even Ferguson getting the nod on a full-time basis.
Meanwhile, Ancelotti’s abrupt departure is said to have left a number of first-team players stunned.
Ferguson reportedly believes he is ready to replace Ancelotti permanently from next season seizoen
James Rodriguez and Richarlison, two of the club’s main names, are reportedly even thinking about their future.
There was a belief among the squad that Ancelotti was committed to the club for the long haul – with his comments about Everton’s new stadium and the building for the future hinting at a desire to stay.
Now, however, Richarlison and James are “extremely disillusioned,” according to the athletic, putting Everton under pressure to ensure their next coach turns out to be the right one.