By Joe Ellis

6th Jul, 2022 | 10:10am

Everton have no plans to find Duncan Ferguson replacement yet

Everton do not have any current plans to go out and find a replacement assistant manager after Duncan Ferguson’s exit, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The incredibly popular figurehead at Goodison Park announced that he was leaving his role at the club he played for during his playing career on Monday 4 July to pursue his managerial ambitions.

“It’s been a massive decision for me. An incredibly difficult one but I need to move on, to take that next step in my career and look for that new challenge,” he said.

His exit now leaves Frank Lampard without one of his main right-hand men as the club’s pre-season efforts begin to ramp up with the Premier League season now just one month away.

Similar managerial desires also saw the long-standing head of the academy David Unsworth leave the club last season and Everton have only just replaced him this summer.

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It will have probably come as quite the surprise to Lampard and the rest of the coaching staff to see Ferguson hand in his notice and leave the club he’s been so heavily involved with over multiple decades now but they can’t afford to dwell on it.

The club have already missed a trick in not having any particular replacement in mind whether that be from within or outside the confines of Finch Farm.

Poor Kevin Thelwell has already had to lead a massive change within the club’s academy and further coaching staff since he took over as the club’s director of football and this is the last thing he needs on his plate right now.

Luckily, Lampard brought Joe Edwards and Ashley Cole with him when he took the job at Everton so we still have people in the key areas to tide us over but that extra pair of hands would have been extremely helpful to the boss this season.