English Premiership

Ferguson would be delighted to work under Ancelotti at Everton

Duncan Ferguson (Getty Images)
Duncan Ferguson (Getty Images)

London - Everton caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson said it would be fantastic to work under a top manager like Carlo Ancelotti should the Italian, as widely anticipated, be appointed full-time manager of the Premier League strugglers.

Ferguson - who will still be in charge for Saturday's home match with Arsenal - has guided Everton to a win and a draw in two league matches, whilst losing to Leicester on penalties in the League Cup, since replacing the sacked Marco Silva.

"It would be fantastic to work under a top manager, I've worked under a few in the past, and I want to continue my education, if possible," said Ferguson at his eve of match press conference.

Three-time Champions League winning coach Ancelotti has held talks with majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri this week over taking the job.

However, 47-year-old Ferguson claimed to not have heard anything about Ancelotti's imminent arrival.

It has been reported Moshiri had all but promised the job to former Everton manager David Moyes before turning to the 60-year-old Italian once he had been sacked by Napoli last week.

Ferguson, a playing icon when he turned out for Everton in two spells, said Ancelotti would be quite a statement from the club whose last piece of silverware came in 1995.

"I don't know who the new manager will be, but (Ancelotti) is an incredible manager and he's won everything," said Ferguson.

"That's the type of calibre of manager I'm sure the club are looking for and hopefully we will get a top, top guy coming in.

"We are really ambitious as a club, and we want to attract the best guys, it's a massive club, Everton.

"Guys who you are talking of have done it all in the game, and we'd love these type of guys at our club."

Ancelotti if he does accept the post will face quite a challenge to turn the club round, as they presently lie 16th only three points above the relegation places.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Tue 26 Jan 21 20:00 PM (SAST)
Crystal Palace
West Ham United
Selhurst Park
Tue 26 Jan 21 20:00 PM (SAST)
Newcastle United
Leeds United
St. James' Park
Tue 26 Jan 21 22:15 PM (SAST)
St. Mary's Stadium
Sat 23 Jan 21
Aston Villa 2
Newcastle United 0
Thu 21 Jan 21
Liverpool 0
Burnley 1
Wed 20 Jan 21
Fulham 1
Manchester United 2
1. Manchester United
2. Manchester City
3. Leicester City
4. Liverpool