Everton have appointed Duncan Ferguson as their new manager in am interim capacity following the dismissal of Spanish tactician Rafael Benitez. Ex-Newcastle United and Liverpool boss Benitez was given a three-year deal until 2024 when the Toffees gave him the job last summer.

Benitez barely lasted six months in the job as he paid the price for a poor run of form in the Premier League. He was given the sack shortly after the disappointing 2-1 loss at Norwich City. Michael Keane (own goal) and Adam Idah scored in three minutes to give Norwich City a 2-0 lead at the break before Everton substitute Richarlison pulled one back for his team on the hour mark. In the end, Norwich City held on for the win that put an end to the Benitez managerial era at Goodison Park. He was sacked after a run of one win in the last 13 league games. As things stand on the Premier League log, Everton are in 16th spot and just six points above the relegation zone.

The appointment of Benitez was an unpopular one amongst the Everton fans when he was appointed last summer. The Spaniard was able to silence the murmuring Everton fans with a good start to the season until everything went downhill over the last three months.

Duncan Ferguson was previously the interim manager at Everton and he will step into the role once again for the upcoming games as revealed via a statement by the club earlier this week.

A lot of managers have been linked with the Everton job since the dismissal of the aforementioned and Frank Lampard is one of those managers. Frank Lampard has been away from the dugout since he was sacked at Chelsea at the start of last year. He was in the race for the Norwich City job before the club appointed ex-Villa boss Dean Smith as their manager.

Apart from Frank Lampard, Wayne Rooney and Roberto Martinez have also been linked with the managerial job at Everton.