By Declan Walsh

20th Jan, 2022 | 6:40am

Everton squad in superb mood after Duncan Ferguson made caretaker boss - Alan Myers

The Everton camp is a happy one after the news Duncan Ferguson was made caretaker manager, according to Alan Myers.

Writing via his personal Twitter account on Wednesday [19 January], the Sky Sports journalist reported that he was told there was “a lot of smiles and good feeling around” Finch Farm on Tuesday.

On 18 January, Everton confirmed that Ferguson would be the caretaker manager for upcoming matches as the Blues hunt down a replacement for Rafa Benitez, who was sacked on Sunday.

Instant impact

There’s no doubt that if Everton’s results instantly improve, Ferguson will do the world of good to his chances of getting the job permanently.

Many Evertonians are backing the Scot to succeed Benitez in the Goodison Park hotseat. Most of us were in the summer too after Carlo Ancelotti left for Real Madrid.

Ferguson epitomises Everton.

He did superb in his last interim spell in charge of the Blues, he’s worked with numerous managers as a coach, he’s played for the club and he’s someone who you know that players will give 110 per cent for.

You wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of Big Dunc.

Ferguson is already a strong contender and the only thing he lacks is any experience of managing a team on a full-time basis.

However, if he gets the ball rolling with a win over Aston Villa at Goodison Park on Saturday and then follows that up with beating Brentford in the FA Cup, the job could – and should – be his.

In other Everton news, contact has been made with the agent of a manager who “ticks all the boxes” for the Toffees.

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