By Adefunmiloye Alani

31st Jan, 2022 | 12:50pm

Frank Lampard wants Duncan Ferguson as part of management team at Everton

Incoming Everton manager Frank Lampard has asked Duncan Ferguson to stay at the club and become a part of his staff, according to Paul Joyce.

The Northern Football Correspondent for The Times and Sunday Times shared the information on his personal Twitter account on Monday morning.

Big Dunc was Everton manager on an interim basis after Rafa Benitez was fired a fortnight ago, and he was also interviewed for the job alongside Vitor Pereira and Lampard.

Joyce said: “Frank Lampard has asked Duncan Ferguson to stay at Everton and be part of his staff.”

Good move?

Ferguson has been around the club for a while, and he was assistant to the last two managers, so having him around makes sense given his knowledge of the players and everything concerning Everton football club.

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However, whether the Scot is open to remaining at Goodison Park having been linked with the vacant Sunderland job remains to be seen.

He was clearly keen on the Toffees job, and with a chance to become the main man elsewhere, a chance to take over at the League One club could be more appealing.

Ferguson has been part of the first-team coaching staff at Everton since 2014, and fans see him as a club legend and one of them having established himself as a hero during his playing days.

Lampard is opting to have him remain at the club, and it will be interesting to see what his answer is.

The former Chelsea manager will be coming with his own backroom team and is assembling his backroom staff after signing a two-and-a-half year deal on Sunday, but having Big Dunc on board would come in handy.

In other Everton news, the Toffees are plotting January loan-to-buy bid for centre-mid hailed by Jack Grealish last month.

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