The former Everton striker has been helping prepare Everton U18s this season, and stepped-up his role when Sheedy was away from Finch Farm undergoing treatment for bowel cancer. Although Ferguson is still in the process of becoming a fully-qualified coach, Sheedy has been very impressed.
“Duncan has done very well and worked extremely hard,” he said. “In my opinion he is a good manager in the making.
“He’s a very committed and passionate guy who loves being out on the training ground working with the lads who certainly think very highly of him. My era as an Everton players was a long time before them but they can really relate to him as a Blue icon so he’s very well respected but it’s as much for his ability as a coach as for his playing reputation.”