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Boss Excited By Dunc Recruitment

Martinez explains decision to add to his coaching team.

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Roberto Martinez believes Duncan Ferguson's presence as a first-team coach can only have a positive impact on his players.

The Club confirmed on Wednesday that the Scot will be stepping up to join Martinez's core backroom team from Monday.

And speaking at his weekly press conference, Martinez revealed the thinking behind his decision.

He said: "Duncan is developing into a really exciting coach. He has been working with the first-team on a part-time basis. He has done a really good job with the Under-18s and we feel we need his influence around the first-team on a permanent basis.

"He is an Evertonian and he is going to be a big part of the staff for the rest of this season. He brings real direction to the youngsters. When you are a young player who wants advice and direction, he is the perfect person to do that. He has also been working really hard to see the game from a different perspective to develop as a coach. He is somebody very special.

"He has got the desire and the work ethic of someone who is in love with the game. That is something that doesn't change and he can achieve as much as he wants in that area. I've seen a huge difference between the beginning of the season and now, and now is a good time for him to step up.

"Once you retire you start a new career with a new way of looking at things, from focusing on yourself to using your experience and know-how to affect and help others.

"He has been working really hard on the specifics of coaching and the way we want to play and he will be valuable in the first-team environment."

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Lee BrownMade up at this news. Can't see how our strikers won't improve working with Dunc. Hopefully that may learn some of the passion and pride that comes from playing for our great club!

Thursday 20th February 21:32 Report Comment

Thomas John ProutGreat news. Our strikers will learn so much and hit the net more often-like he did even tho they wont get away with some of what BigDunk did!. COYB

Thursday 20th February 14:00 Report Comment
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