Agbonlahor shares verdict on Ferguson landing Everton job after key reveal

Gabby Agbonlahor has claimed he does not think Duncan Ferguson will be given the chance to become the next Everton manager.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England forward claimed the Blues will instead look for a more experienced boss to replace Carlo Ancelotti.

The Sun reported on June 5 Ferguson has turned down the opportunity to join Ancelotti at Real Madrid as he wants to be his successor at Goodison Park.

The 49-year-old spent four games in temporary charge of the Toffees before Ancelotti was hired to replace Roberto Martinez in December 2019.

Everton lost just once in that time – an EFL Cup quarter-final defeat on penalties to Leicester City – and recorded an impressive 3-1 win over Chelsea.

The Scot is a hugely popular figure amongst the Everton fans for his time as a player where he scored 68 goals in 269 Premier League games.

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“I think he deserves a chance but as much as the fans might love him, they’ll be thinking ‘Is he the man to get us into the top six, the top four?’” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

“He did OK when he took over but that was through adrenaline. We’re talking about a whole season. 

“Adrenaline and being a club legend isn’t going to get you into the top six. You need to know what you’re doing and he doesn’t really have that experience.

“For me, I don’t see them giving it to Ferguson, to be honest.”

Football Insider revealed on June 7 that Everton have interviewed ex-Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo about becoming their new manager.

However, the size of his backroom staff may be a stumbling block to an appointment being finalised.

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