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EPL: Ferguson names Everton’s backroom coaching staff after replacing Marcos Silva

ENGLAND – Everton interim manager, Duncan Ferguson has named his backroom coaching staff after replacing Marcos Silva on Thursday ahead of his side’s English Premier League clash with Chelsea on Saturday afternoon.

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Everton made this known in a statement on their official website on Friday.

The statement reads: “Everton caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson will be supported by a coaching team of John Ebbrell, Francis Jeffers and Alan Kelly for Saturday’s home match against Chelsea.

“Ebbrell, Jeffers and goalkeeping coach Kelly will temporarily move from David Unsworth’s Everton Under-23s coaching staff to assist Ferguson.

“The trio were part of the coaching team as Unsworth’s side won the Premier League 2 title for the second time in three years last season. The young Blues then added the Premier League Cup to complete an unprecedented double.

“Ferguson, Ebbrell and Jeffers boast a combined total of 620 first-team appearances for Everton.

“Kelly, meanwhile, made more than 450 club appearances and won 34 caps for the Republic of Ireland during a 16-year professional career.”

Everton appointed Ferguson to temporarily take charge of the club as they begin their search for a manager after sacking Marco Silva.

Silva, who had been under intense pressure, was sacked after losing against Leicester and a 5-2 hammering by Liverpool on Wednesday.

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