Kevin Campbell reacts as Ferguson-Madrid links arise, shares verdict on Everton job

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Kevin Campbell has insisted that it wouldn’t be a bad choice to employ Duncan Ferguson as the new Everton manager but has implored them to look elsewhere.

It has been widely reported this week that the Toffees legend turned down the chance to move to Real Madrid with Carlo Ancelotti.

Campbell believes that the only downside of this move would be that it could be hard to entice players in a similar vein as the Italian did.

Speaking exclusively to Goodison News, Campbell said, “Big Dunc has never let anyone down, especially when they really needed him.

“The players responded, I think that the opportunity to be Everton manager is a bigger draw than obviously going to Real Madrid.

“The only issue is, you’ve had Carlo Ancelotti here who is a world-class manager, he’s attracting players, no disrespect to Ferguson, but when you’re Ancelotti, that is why Allan, Rodriguez and Doucoure came to the club.

“I wouldn’t argue if they gave it to him though, I think it actually serves them a real purpose because you know what you’re going to get.”

Bad move?

It seems impossible that we may be in a position where we may have to hand the job to Ferguson yet again.

Despite coming in and doing well for that short stint before Ancelotti, it is different going through a full season with two transfer markets.

Ferguson doesn’t have that experience behind him, and his experience is best kept in the coaching staff, not running the whole ship.

Names on the list appear to be getting shorter and shorter, and both Farhad Moshiri and Bill Kenwright need to make that choice sooner rather than later.

Ferguson’s loyalty is admirable with Real Madrid calling, but it isn’t going to get him very far in regards to getting the big job.

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