Former Everton striker Marcus Bent has thrown out the idea of two of his former teammates Duncan Ferguson and Tim Cahill teaming up in management to take the reins at Goodison Park, amid reports that Nuno Santo is the favourite to replace Carlo Ancelotti.
Ferguson is already part of the coaching staff, having joined in 2014, and was Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant manager before his recent departure.
Meanwhile, 41-year-old Cahill, who spent eight seasons at Goodison Park before leaving for the MLS, is yet to take his first steps into coaching, but was meant to take up a role during his time with Melbourne City. However, he continued playing with both Millwall and then in India, and never had the opportunity.
But Ferguson has already had a taste in the hot seat when he took charge of four matches as caretaker manager when Marco Silva was sacked back in December 2019.
The Toffees fans’ favourite put together an inspiring unbeaten run, which included games against Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United, with his reward a promotion to Ancelotti’s coaching staff.
“Tim has got to go in as assistant manager, Dunc [Duncan Ferguson] would be the manager,” Bent exclusively told Football FanCast.
“Tim is currently in Dubai getting a little more intelligence around the game and around the world. The fans adore him. But Dunc has been there a while since Moyesy left, and had that little stint, so maybe give him a chance.”