Ferguson returns to Everton in coaching role

Duncan Ferguson has returned to Goodison Park in a coaching capacityFormer Everton striker Duncan Ferguson has returned to the club in an unofficial coaching capacity five-years after retiring from football.

The 39-year-old called time on his playing career in 2006 after two separate spells at Goodison Park where he became a firm fans favourite for his bruising displays up front.

It’s been revealed that he has been working with the Toffee’s Academy coach Alan Irvine as he works towards gaining his coaching badges with boss David Moyes admitting he is surprised by the former Scotland international’s decision to go down the coaching route.

The Everton boss said: “I didn’t foresee him going to coaching when I had him as a player, but I think he misses the smell of football.”

“He wants to watch and see what’s going on. He is not a qualified coach yet because he is going through his badges, but we have got him in and he’s happy to do the time and is working down at the academy.

“It could lead to something more, but what you need is your qualifications and that is the first thing.”

Ferguson is a legend in the blue half of Merseyside after spending around 10-years at the club over two spells. Initially he joined the club on loan from Rangers in 1994 before the move was made permanent in a £4 million deal.

He left to join Newcastle United in 1998 for £8 million before returning to Goodison two-years later for less than half of that fee. He spent the remaining six-years of his career at the club playing 273 games and scoring 72 goals in his two spells.


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