'Duncan Ferguson said I was his man. I knew it was my time then’

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin talks of the moment he felt elevated to the status of the number he wears on his back for Everton.

"As soon as Duncan got the job [of interim manager after the sacking of Marco Silva in December last year], he kind of gave me a free rein,” recalled Calvert-Lewin, who had been preparing for a game against Chelsea. “I came in on Friday morning, he put his arm around me straight away and gave me the confidence that I needed.

“He said, ‘You are going to be my man up top, you are going to play.' And, because of the relationship we already had, he was asking me what I thought about certain formations. It was the first time I had been given that responsibility to feel like a true No 9, I guess.

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Harry Williams
1 Posted 03/05/2020 at 14:29:29
It is clear Ferguson is a very good coach and was successful as an interim manager, but is it time for him to leave and become a manager elsewhere?

Or do the club see him as Carlos successor?

I personally hope he replaces Ancelotti in the future, I think he has what it takes.

Howard Kendall certainly thought he was the right man!!

Andrew Haizelden
2 Posted 09/05/2020 at 16:57:40
Whatever happens, he has my undying thanks and admiration. If only he had been put in charge one game earlier.
Darren Hind
3 Posted 17/05/2020 at 10:51:04
Just hope some other club doesn't snap him up first.

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