Ancelotti and Ferguson

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Can someone please explain to me why Big Dunc is the right-hand man? Two completely different approaches to playing.

Alongside Koeman, Allardyce and Silva, Ferguson never seemed to do anything except throw the ball for headers during the warm-up. When he took charge for a few games, he got more effort and better results doing it his way. Now he's back sitting alongside a manager who likes to play out from the back and more on the ground.

I think Ancelotti only kept him on because he believes that's what the fans want. I believe the club made the wrong decision bringing Ancelotti in so soon. They should have left Ferguson in charge for longer.

I'm not saying he was the manager for the long-term but now what can his style bring for Ancelotti? It's confusing me so what's it doing for the players? Why is Ferguson still there?

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Clive Rogers
1 Posted 08/01/2020 at 19:56:53
Personally I think they will probably complement each other. Ancelotti is a laid back sort and apparently a nice guy. He is also a football mastermind. How could he not be with his record, both as player and manager. He will pick the players and decide the tactics albeit with some input from Dunc. I can see motivation and bollockings where necessary coming mainly from big Dunc, while continuing to work with the strikers. Personally I was impressed with Dunc’s tv interviews when he was in charge. He’s no duffer. I think, hope and pray they will become a great combination. It already looks like Ancellotti has seen enough and wants a clear out and many new faces. He’s no duffer either.
Anton Walsh
2 Posted 08/01/2020 at 20:10:15
Clive I'm not trying to have a go st Dunc. Those qualities you say Dunc could apply could come from him further down the coaching roll. I just believe to be sitting next to Ancelotti on the bench he's taking the place of someone more qualified. I'm sure Ancelotti has had some cracking number two's (excuse the pun) and if he felt that Dunc in the eyes of Kenwright or the fans was untouchable it would make his job harder.
Clive Rogers
3 Posted 08/01/2020 at 20:41:32
Anton, time will tell but I am optimistic. Anyway you have already elevated him to St Dunc.
Anton Walsh
4 Posted 08/01/2020 at 20:50:13
Forget the st. Typo but like you say we'll see.
Steve Ferns
5 Posted 09/01/2020 at 00:34:15
Anton, I would say that Davide Ancelotti, son of Carlo, is the right hand man. Duncan is heavily involved in the coaching setup though.
Lee Mandaracas
6 Posted 09/01/2020 at 15:48:06
Ancelotti has two Deputy Head Coaches: Davide Ancelotti and Duncan Ferguson Share the role equally.

Personally, I think (hope) Clive has it right that they will compliment each other. One with the carrot and the other with the stick. We simply could not recruit a coach with Big Dunc's passion for our badge.

Stephen Brown
7 Posted 09/01/2020 at 16:06:34
Whatever their relationship I’m 100% behind them both and 100% against any player to tries to undermine them.

Ryan Holroyd
8 Posted 10/01/2020 at 08:21:23
Oh here we go, turning on our own again.
Andrew Ellams
9 Posted 10/01/2020 at 08:31:33
Hasn't the old fashioned Kendall/Harvey, Clough/Taylor model gone out of fashion now. It's more of a huge team effort with specialist coaches, diet experts, fitness experts etc. so who's Carlo's no.2 is a it of a moot point and a bit of unnecessary playground politics.
Jerome Shields
10 Posted 10/01/2020 at 17:32:14
Ancelotti has very much Ferguson as his Number 2. Those that questioned Ferguson during the aftermath of the debacle, will find this out soon enough.

I still think that Ancelotti in the second half saw a opportunity to shake Everton to its foundations. He allowed the players to be fully exposed in that second half. That second half will be etched in the memory of every Everton player and if not it should be.

Those who did not except that their performance was poor, in the dressing room afterwards will find their situation at Everton a lot different.

Ancelotti needed to shake Everton to its foundations, maybe he found a way to do that, earlier than exspected.

Steve Ferns
11 Posted 14/01/2020 at 11:01:23
Everton have a new addition to the back room team. Bruno Mendes, who left with Silva, has been replaced as head of Performance. Basically this role is the link between the fitness coaching and physio's and doctors.

The new guy is Benamino "Mino" Fulco. He has an impressive CV. The has been on the backrooms of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Napoli. He has degree in Biology. He is said to have a nutrition background.

Despite this, you have to wonder about the guy, because this is not necessarily the best man for the job, as his impressive CV coincides with Ancelotti's. So why did Ancelotti bring him in, in the first place? The fact that Mino Fulco is married to Katia Ancelotti might give it away, yep, it's Carlo's son-in-law. By the way, she is a good looking girl, and coming with a guaranteed well paid glamourous job, you have to feel extremely jealous of this guy! However, just imagine the look she would give you if you forgot to do your share of the household chores!

Jerome, you'll have seen by now that it is very much Davide Ancelotti who is taking the coaching sessions at Finch Farm. Carlo is operating with Davide and Duncan as assistants, but not necessarily assistant manager as we know it.

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