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Inverness to name Newcastle & Everton legend Duncan Ferguson as boss, replacing one ex-Rangers striker with another

DUNCAN FERGUSON is set be unveiled as the new boss of Inverness Caley Thistle on Tuesday morning.

The former Scotland striker, 51, has won the race to succeed Billy Dodds in the Highlands.


Duncan Ferguson is set to take over Inverness, according to a report[/caption]


The club are close to appointing Billy Dodds successor[/caption]


Everton legend Ferguson won just one of 18 games in charge of Forest Green Rovers last season – his first full-time managerial role.

But Caley Jags chiefs have been impressed by the ex-Dundee United and Rangers striker’s coaching record at Goodison.

And they believe he’s the ideal man to lead them away from the Championship relegation zone.

Dodds was axed after a miserable run which saw them pick up a single point this season.


Inverness contested the Scottish Cup final against Celtic at Hampden in June and had ambitions of promotion to the top flight.

But Ferguson will take charge for the first time at Arbroath on Saturday with survival the main aim.

John Robertson and Charlie Christie were in temporary charge for Saturday’s last-gasp loss at home to Dundee United.

Ferguson will now look to appoint his own No2 with ex-United team-mate Gary Bollan among the frontunners.


Ferguson won seven Scotland caps in a playing career which brought a league title with Rangers and FA Cup with Everton.

He also lost cup finals with Dundee United, Rangers and Newcastle and had two spells as interim manager of the Toffees.

He worked alongside some big names in the Goodison dugout too – including Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti.

Ferguson took in a Scottish league match at the weekend but was spotted at the OPPOSITE end of the country.


The legendary striker was at Stair Park in STRANRAER for their League Two clash with Forfar Athletic – led by his former United team-mate Ray McKinnon.

Ferguson ends the week of uncertainty at the Caledonian Stadium where ex-St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson was an early bookies’ favourite before Darren O’Dea was targeted.

However the Celtic B coach pulled out of the running on Sunday night to focus on his role at the Hoops.

Scott Brown was also linked, with weekend reports spotting him in the city, but Tuesday morning’s press conference with the Everton legend will call a halt to the Highland rumour mill.

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Billy Dodds was axed along with assistant Barry Wilson after a poor start to the new campaign[/caption]

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