Mills: 'Incredible' Ferguson may seek Everton exit amid Nuno reveal
Danny Mills has suggested Duncan Ferguson may leave Everton this summer as they close in on appointing Nuno Espirito Santo.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Premier League and England defender insisted Nuno should try and keep hold of the Goodison Park icon.
An Everton source has told Football Insider the club are in advanced talks with the ex-Wolves boss but a deal is not yet done.
It comes after this site revealed on June 9 the Portuguese had been interviewed for the role but the club were put off by his big backroom staff.
The Sun reported on June 5 Ferguson had rejected the chance to link up with Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid as he wanted the Everton job.
Asked whether Nuno’s big coaching staff could mean there’s no role for Ferguson, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “I guess it will depend on what Nuno wants.
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“Duncan has said before that he doesn’t want the main job and he has been quite happy to be that go-between. There’s no reason why he still can’t do that and help with that side of it.
“It depends on what Duncan Ferguson wants as much as anything. I’m not sure the sun and Madrid is on his agenda. That’s not necessarily what he’s thinking about but he may see it as an opportunity to move on with Carlo.
“It depends how big that staff is and who is on it. But there’s no harm, at least for the first season, in keeping somebody around who knows the club and players who can lean on.
“As much as we know how much of an incredible Evertonian Duncan is, I don’t think he would interfere with Nuno’s plans as much as you wouldn’t argue with him if he did!
“I don’t think he seems that sort of character who would say ‘No, you can’t do this, you’ve got to do it like that.’ So Nuno wouldn’t have any fear of him wanting to steal his job or throwing poison darts.
“There’s no reason why he wouldn’t keep big Dunc around.”
In other news, Everton are on course for FFP trouble after £80m confirmation.