Duncan Ferguson spoke of the "honour and privilege" after a new mural was unveiled close to Goodison Park paying tribute to the Everton hero and the Club's legendary manager Howard Kendall.
The mural, located on the wall of the Hot Wok restaurant in Langham Street, includes Ferguson's famous quote, "When you play for Everton you forget about the rest. The rest mean nothing."
The Scotsman is depicted during his Blues playing career with his battle scars on show, alongside a passionate celebration during his time as caretaker manager in December 2019.
Watching over Ferguson on the mural is his idol, and Everton's most successful manager, Kendall, who led the Blues to two league titles, an FA Cup and the European Cup Winners' Cup in the 1980s.
Kendall is also one of the Toffees' finest ever players, representing the Club from 1967 to 1974, while he managed Ferguson during his third stint as Everton boss between 1997-98.
The artwork was constructed by urban artist team MurWalls, a company which specialises in street art.
Ferguson was left touched as he visited the mural on Saturday.
“It’s a real honour and a privilege to be part of a mural that also pays tribute to the great Howard Kendall," he told evertonfc.com.
“Everyone knows what Howard, this club and the supporters mean to me, so thank you to the fans and Murwalls.
“Just seeing the finished artwork and the fact it is so close to Goodison, fills me with pride. If the artists let me, I’d love the opportunity to sign it. Good job they were good artists, they’ve not done a bad job on me.”