Everton caretaker boss Duncan Ferguson is set to continue leading the Toffees despite Carlo Ancelotti boss reportedly edging closer to an appointment at Goodison Park.
The Merseysiders take on Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, with Ferguson remaining in charge for a fourth match in succession following the sacking of Marco Silva.
The former striker has so far overseen three matches, improving the Toffees’ form considerably. Beating Chelsea in his first match at Goodison Park, he then followed that up with a hard-fought draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford. The 47-year-old fell to his first defeat on Wednesday night as Everton were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Leicester City but only after they had battled back from 2-0 down.
Meanwhile, there are reports that the Toffees are getting close to appointing former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti as their new permanent manager.
According to Sky Sports, the Italian has reached an agreement with former club Napoli over his severance package and has a deal in principal to take over at Everton.
He will also apparently be at Goodison Park at the weekend for Ferguson’s last match in charge before taking over for the team’s Boxing Day clash with Burnley.
The Toffees are available at a price of 11/8 with Betfair to win the match against the Gunners this weekend.