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Duncan Ferguson will continue to be on the Everton staff

'Big Dun' will be staying at Goodison Park

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Former Everton player and member of Roberto Martinez's coaching staff, Duncan Ferguson will remain part of the setup at Goodison Park. Even while conversations with current Southampton manager Ronald Koeman continue with a view to the Dutchman taking over at the Blues, it appears Fergie's position on the bench will be assured.

The legendary forward is reported to have spoken to new majority owner Farhad Moshiri about his future at Everton, and will continue to be part of the first team setup.

Koeman's assistant at the Saints is his brother Erwin, and while negotiations continue for the Toffees to acquire the whole coaching group from Southampton, it is understood that a position for Ferguson will be created within that staff.

Ferguson began his football career at Carse Thistle before being signed by Dundee United in 1990 on his first professional contract. He moved to Rangers in 1993 for a then British transfer record of £4 million. He spent the remainder of his career in England with two spells at Everton (1994 to 1998 and 2000 to 2006) and Newcastle United between 1998 and 2000. Ferguson retired from football in 2006.

During his career, Ferguson won the FA Cup with Everton in 1995, competed in the qualifying stages of the UEFA Champions League in 2005, also with Everton, and participated in the UEFA Cup in 1999 with Newcastle and 2005 with Everton. He was capped for Scotland seven times but made himself unavailable for selection in his national team due to a dispute with the Scottish Football Association. He has scored more goals than any other Scottish player in the FA Premier League. Ferguson was noted for his aggressive and highly competitive style of play which resulted in nine red cards and a three-month prison sentence following an on-field assault of Raith Rovers' John McStay in 1994.

Excerpt courtesy of Wikipedia.