Barry Fry has confirmed that figures at Everton want to appoint Duncan Ferguson as the club’s new manager, as reports suggest that Nuno Santo is edging closer to being named as the next Toffees manager.
The exit of Carlo Ancelotti, who has joined Real Madrid, has left the Toffees somewhat in the lurch.
Fry is the Director of Football at Peterborough United, and says that he has spoken with figures at Goodison Park, and believes that they are receptive to the idea of appointing ex-player Ferguson.
He is the current assistant manager at the club and enjoyed two spells at the club as a player, from 1994 to 1998, and then from 2000 to 2006.
The Scot was also the interim manager in 2019, after Marco Silva left in 2019, and he memorably oversaw a home 3-1 win over Chelsea in his first game in charge during that spell.
Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Fry said: “The people I speak to up there are really keen on Duncan taking over. They feel that he does a lot on the training ground. He’s got the respect of every single player there and every single staff member.
“That would be a brave, brave move on the owner’s part to put him in charge but sometimes it’s better the devil you know. He’s been there, he’s been everybody’s assistant, he’s slowly learning the game.
“Is it the right time to give him the reigns? It wouldn’t surprise me.”