By Matthew Shaw

6th May, 2022 | 7:10am

Duncan Ferguson in pole position to replace Frank Lampard at Everton if sacked - report

Dean Jones has reported that Duncan Ferguson is in “pole position” to replace Frank Lampard at Everton this summer if needed.

The journalist shared that he was “told” that the former talisman is highly regarded at Goodison Park after his years at the club as coach, player and interim manager.

Lampard could leave if Everton are relegated to the Championship, and Ferguson has already been labelled as the favourite in case that happens.

Speaking to GIVE ME SPORT, Jones shared what he has heard about a potential new manager in Merseyside over the summer.

“From what I’m told, if they did go for a new manager, Duncan Ferguson will be in pole position,” he said.

“It’ll almost be his if he wants it. I know that he’s very highly regarded, he knows the squad, has been around the set-up and he fancies it.

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“I think that if Lampard were to go, Duncan Ferguson would be the favourite to be the next Everton manager.”

Perfect choice?

This has always been a match made in heaven.

Ferguson was in the final race alongside Lampard before his appointment at the start of this year, and it was always an intriguing option.

What we will say is, this will never happen if the Toffees stay in the Premier League this season, with a new era beginning.

Fahrad Moshiri would no doubt back Lampard heavily in the transfer window, and he would be able to take the club in a new direction into the new stadium.

If we drop to the Championship, it is clear that we may be looking for another manager and Ferguson would be the perfect option – what would we have to lose? A rebuild would be needed.

After the win against Chelsea though, our fate is now in our own hands, something that we haven’t been able to say for a few weeks now.

Let’s get behind the lads and all of this manager talk will fall away as quickly as it popped up.

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