'Breath of fresh air' - Exclusive: Robinson left raving over Everton man changing fans' minds
Paul Robinson has been left raving over the impact made by Everton coach Duncan Ferguson during his stint as the club’s caretaker manager.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Tottenham and England goalkeeper says the Toffees man was a “breath of fresh air” after Marco Silva’s reign in charge.
Ferguson oversaw four games in charge before Carlo Ancelotti’s appointment, winning against Chelsea, drawing against Manchester United and Arsenal and suffering a penalty shoot-out defeat to Leicester in the League Cup.
With Ancelotti confirming that Ferguson will remain as part of his coaching staff at Goodison, Robinson says that the Scot made a huge impact in his short time in the dugout.
“I think he’s been a breath of fresh air,” Robinson told Football Insider.
“He just sums up everything that Everton Football Club have been about over the years that has been missing for the last 12 months under Marco Silva.
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“He injects the passion, the fight, the desire, the will to win. It might not have been pretty at times but the minimum requirement is maximum effort from Duncan and that’s exactly what the Everton fans got.
“They’re a very educated set of football supporters and they’ll get on the team’s back when the effort’s not there, the application’s not there but if the team’s trying, doing everything they can for the jersey, they’re an educated bunch.”
Ancelotti’s first game in charge of the Toffees will see him go head-to-head with Burnley boss Sean Dyche on Boxing Day, with a trip to Newcastle United the club’s final game of 2019.