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Duncan Ferguson appointed as Everton caretaker manager for upcoming games

Everton have confirmed the appointment of Duncan Ferguson as caretaker manager. Ferguson oversaw training on Tuesday, with the club looking for a successor to Rafael Benítez after sacking the Spaniard on Sunday.

Everton said Ferguson would be in charge “for the club’s upcoming games”, starting with the visit of Aston Villa. He will be supported by John Ebbrell and Leighton Baines, along with the goalkeeping coach Alan Kelly.

Ferguson, a former Scotland and Everton striker, is starting a second spell as caretaker, having taken charge of three games during December 2019 after the dismissal of Marco Silva.

Everton added in Tuesday’s statement: “An announcement on a permanent managerial appointment will be made in due course.”

After facing Villa Everton do not have a match until 5 February, against Brentford in the FA Cup.

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