Duncan Ferguson is a Scottish former professional footballer, who is currently the manager of EFL League One club Forest Green Rovers.
Duncan Ferguson career
He started his career in 1990 at Dundee United before moving to Rangers in 1993 for a then-record British transfer price. He spent the rest of his career in England. He joined Everton in 1994 and played there until his retirement in 2006.
He then played for Newcastle United from 1998 to 2000. Ferguson won the FA Cup with Everton in 1995 during his playing days. He earned seven caps for Scotland and participated in UEFA Euro 1992, but after getting into a disagreement with the Scottish Football Association, he stopped being eligible for selection in 1997.
Since the league’s inception in 1992, he has scored more goals in England’s Premier League than any other Scottish player.
Ferguson’s combative style of play led to nine red cards in his career and a three-month prison sentence in 1994 for attacking Raith Rovers’ John McStay on the field.
In the English Premier League, where he shares the record for suspensions with Patrick Vieira and Richard Dunne, he received eight of them red cards. He goes by the moniker “Big Dunc” and “Duncan Disorderly”.
In 2014, Ferguson received a promotion to the Everton first-team coaching staff. After Everton manager Marco Silva was fired in December 2019, Ferguson was named the team’s interim manager until Carlo Ancelotti was named manager a few weeks later, at which point Ancelotti promoted Ferguson to assistant manager.
Duncan Ferguson parents, Duncan Ferguson Sr. and Iris
Ferguson was born to Duncan Ferguson Sr. and Iris Ferguson.