Former Rangers player officially lands key role at Premier League club amid upheaval
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Ex-Rangers player appointed caretaker manager of Premier League club

Former Rangers striker Duncan Ferguson has been appointed caretaker manager of Premier League club Everton.

Ferguson had a relatively brief and controversial spell at Ibrox during 1993 and 1994, after signing for a British record transfer fee of £4m [The Guardian].

Undated: Duncan Ferguson of Rangers runs into position during a Scottish Premiership match against Celtic at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland. The match ended in a 0-0 draw. \ Mandatory Credit: David Rogers/Allsport

Since then, it’s been pretty much all about Everton for the now 50-year-old.


The only other English club he represented was Newcastle United, and since going into coaching, he’s only worked for the Toffees.

Ferguson moved up through the ranks at Finch Farm and has been a member of the first-team team coaching staff since 2014, working under a host of managers.

Ex-Rangers player named Everton caretaker manager

On Tuesday evening, it was confirmed that he had been made caretaker boss for the second time following the sacking of Rafa Benitez.

It comes after his former Ibrox teammate, Rangers legend Ally McCoist, backed him to land the role permanently.

That appears to be unlikely, with a host of big names linked with the position, including Roberto Martinez, Wayne Rooney and Niko Kovac [Daily Mail].

However, the Toffees said in their announcement that Ferguson would take charge of their ‘upcoming games’, starting with a home league fixture against Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa on Saturday.

There’s little doubt the man himself will see it as a chance to prove he has what it takes, but five points from three matches last time around following the sacking of Marco Silva wasn’t enough to land him the role full-time and unless something remarkable happens, this will be another brief spell at the helm at Goodison.

Former Rangers full-back Nathan Patterson will be playing for Ferguson, following his club-record transfer to Everton earlier this month.

Meanwhile, Rangers’ Europa League rivals suffered a shock defeat on Tuesday night.

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