By Frank McAvennie

12th Jun, 2021 | 10:00am

Ex-striker says Ferguson 'is the man' amid Everton manager twist

Frank McAvennie insists Duncan Ferguson should not take the Everton manager’s job if it is offered to him. 

The former West Ham striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claims the Scot is already doing a fine job in his current role.

On 6th June, the Mirror reported that Ferguson is set to reject the chance to join Carlo Ancelotti’s staff at Real Madrid.

The report claims the 49-year-old will snub the offer as he has his heart set on landing the vacant manager’s job at Goodison.

Ferguson has been part of the first team coaching staff at Everton since February 2014.

He managed the club for four games following the sacking of Marco Silva, winning one and drawing three.

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However, McAvennie doesn’t want to see Ferguson get the job now Ancelotti has gone.

“Big Dunc is die-hard Everton now isn’t he,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“He is ‘the man’ at Goodison Park. I wouldn’t like to see him be the manager. 

“I’m not saying he couldn’t do it. But he looks to me like a man who will be at Everton for the rest of his life. 

“If he became manager and got sacked, he wouldn’t be at the club anymore. I’m not sure what he would do. 

“He absolutely loves the fans and the players, he’s doing a very good job there. Every club needs someone like him. 

“The boys know him well and you can see the team loves him. There’s no chance he’ll suffer anyone. He gets things done. 

“I hope he stays there but not as a manager.”

In other news, pundit claims Everton outcast could be given second chance at Goodison after transfer update.