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Big Dunc wants to be Everton manager

Club legend wants to make the step up eventually

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Everton first team coach Duncan Ferguson
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Duncan Ferguson is about to be passed by Romelu Lukaku on top of the list of Everton’s top scorers in the Premier League, but he couldn’t be happier about it. In an interview today with Vinny O’Connor as part of Sky Sports’ Everton Day, he spoke about his passion for his current role at first team coach, and his aspirations.

When asked about eventually taking the reins as the manager at Everton -

"I think one day that will be a progression but I'm happy with what I'm doing at the moment. It's a fantastic job and I'm at the best club in the world.

"That's the future, isn't it. It's a dream. Everyone dreams about being Everton manager. I'm no different from anyone else but, of course, we've got a fantastic manager and I hope that he continues and stays here for a very long time."

Ferguson has high praise for current manager Ronald Koeman and his brother Erwin, who is his assistant.

"He's been brilliant. I cannot talk highly enough about him, and his brother, they [have] helped me, encouraged me, they've given me more sessions, they've got me more involved, so really I can't thank them enough."

Despite Everton being adrift in seventh place, he still has hope that the Blues can get into a European spot with a late-season surge.

"The last two or three months we've really gelled together. We've found a winning mentality, ground out results. We haven't been playing brilliant but we've been getting good results. I hoping that will continue.

"We're not ruling out Europe this year. We're not far away from the top four. If we keep on getting good results we can push for the top four. That's what we're looking for and we can push on for next season."