Everton: Duncan Ferguson given permanent coaching role

Duncan Ferguson while playing for Everton

Former Everton striker Duncan Ferguson is to join the Toffees' first-team coaching set-up on a permanent basis.external-link

Ferguson, 42, has been on the coaching staff at Everton since 2011, having played more than 250 times for them.

From Monday, he will swap working with the Under-18s to join up with manager Roberto Martinez full time.

Ferguson joined Everton in 1994, initially on loan from Rangers. In 1998 he was signed by Newcastle for £8m before moving back for £3.75m in 2000.

He will now perform a key role in Martinez's backroom team alongside assistant manager Graeme Jones, first-team development coach Dennis Lawrence and goalkeeping coach Inaki Bergara.

The former Scotland international played a total of 273 games for the Merseyside outfit in his two permanent spells, scoring 72 goals before retiring in 2006. Five years later, he returned to Goodison Park in an unofficial coaching capacity under now Manchester United boss David Moyes.

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