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Duncan Ferguson has returned to football management just a few months after leaving Forest Green Rovers, taking up the role of head coach of Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

The Everton favourite was overlooked for the top job at Goodison Park in January last year when Frank Lampard was appointed as the Toffees' manager and he left the club in search of his first head-coaching job the following summer.

He was eventually appointed as Forest Green's manager and handed the almost impossible task of saving them from relegation from League One, given that they were mired at the bottom of the table when he took over.

Ferguson parted ways with the Gloucestershire club at the end of last season but now gets the chance to try and revive Inverness's fortunes.

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They currently sit bottom of the Scottish Championship with just one point from their opening six games.

It's the first time that Ferguson has worked in his native Scotland since leaving Rangers for Everton in 1994.


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Iakovos Iasonidis
1 Posted 26/09/2023 at 20:57:36
Good luck Big Dunc...my favorite player, wish him all the best.
Joe McMahon
2 Posted 26/09/2023 at 21:04:01
I wondered if he may have gone to to Fleetwood after Scott Brown was harshly sacked.
Brian Denton
3 Posted 26/09/2023 at 21:06:05
He certainly doesn't get easy jobs, does he!
Joe McMahon
4 Posted 26/09/2023 at 21:18:17
Slightly related, Oldham winning again at the moment. Unsworth must be very frustrated, but an Oldham fan at work I spoke to said he's a nice enough bloke but the team was set up too negatively.

They conceded a lot of late goals last season trying to hang on to a 1-goal lead. Let's hope Dunc and Big Dave learn from their hard starts in full-time management.

Jim Bennings
5 Posted 27/09/2023 at 06:29:25
I still can't help but feel that Dunc wasted 10 years by sitting on our bench.

These are the types of jobs he should have been getting at the age of 40 really.

Paul Hughes
6 Posted 27/09/2023 at 18:00:44
Joe (4), I live not far from Oldham, and I know quite a few Latics fans, none of them had a good word to say about Unsworth, as you say, too defensive and very poor media presenter.
I think he'll struggle, as the environment he found himself in at Oldham was, for the first time in years, stable, there was some money invested and a good feeling around the club. There wasn't a better opportunity to demonstrate his ability.

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