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Ferguson rules himself out of Everton running

Duncan Ferguson says he won't coach Everton on a permanent basis and insists the club must find the right man for the job.

Interim boss Ferguson has beaten Chelsea and drawn with Manchester United since Marco Silva was fired.

But the Scot believes he is simply holding the fort until the Toffees can find a replacement.

Ferguson said: "It's buying them a bit of time to get the right man in. With a couple of results, they can make the process more diligent.

"We need the best manager in the world and I've not got the experience. I'm all for us bringing in a top manager and if I can be part of it then great."

Everton face Leicester in the Carabao Cup quarter-final on Wednesday and Ferguson thinks he'll be in charge.

Ferguson, who beat Chelsea 3-1 in his first game, added: "I really don't know about Wednesday but I think I will be.

"It's a quick turnaround for a new guy to come in before Wednesday but I need to speak to the directors and owners. I will do that on Sunday night — they'll confirm it with another statement."

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