Report: Everton fan favourite expected to be named part of Sam Allardyce regime
Duncan Ferguson is in line to be part of Sam Allardyce’s backroom team at Everton, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim that club legend Ferguson will remain at Goodison Park as a first-team coach, with the club expected to officially confirm Allardyce’s appointment as manager later today.
Allardyce is expected to bring in Craig Shakespeare and Sammy Lee as his assistant managers, as was the case when he took charge of the England national side in 2016.
Lee worked alongside Allardyce at Crystal Palace and Bolton, while Shakespear is available again after being sacked by Leicester in last month.
Ferguson was brought back to Everton as a coach by David Moyes in 2011 and worked under former bosses Roberto Martinez and Ronald Koeman.
Everton have been searching for a new boss since Koeman was sacked last month, with caretaker boss David Unsworth losing five of his seven games in temporary charge.
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Allardyce was an early candidate to replace Koeman but withdrew from talks after the club delayed making an offer.
The Toffees’ made Watford boss Marco Silva their prime target for the role but were unsuccessful in their attempts to lure him away from Vicarage Road.
Everton face West Ham in Premier League action at Goodison Park this evening in what is a must-win game for both sides.
The match is expected to be Unsworth’s last game in caretaker charge, with new manager Allardyce watching on from the director’s box.
In other Everton news, here is Unsworth’s predicted Toffees line-up for tonight’s must-win Premier League clash.