The 'Big Dunc' era has been brought to an end at Goodison Park, with Everton securing a 0-0 draw at home to Arsenal. While that is not a bad result, it wouldn't be an exaggeration to say this was one of the least entertaining games in recent Premier League history.
That won't really matter to Ferguson, who ends his time as caretaker boss undefeated in the league. He will now step aside to allow Carlo Ancelotti to take the reins.
The Italian arrives on Merseyside with a big reputation, and while some have questioned his fit with Everton, there is no doubting that he is a major coup for the club. Judging by their performances this season he will have a big job on his hands to get them where they want to be.
Speaking to BT Sport after the game this afternoon, Ferguson said he was delighted to end his time in charge with a clean sheet. He also admitted that he hadn't yet spoken to Ancelotti, but looked forward to proving his worth with a few bottles of red wine.
"I couldn't have asked for any more, they've been incredible for me."
"Maybe I'll get Ancelotti a few of bottles of red wine and become the co-manager!" 🤣
Duncan Ferguson speaks to @DesKellyBTS as his temporary Everton reign ends...
He gave the fans their pride back 💙 pic.twitter.com/YH2s2J0mEq
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 21, 2019
I'm glad we haven't ended on a defeat, Im absolutely delighted we got the draw and it's an extra point. We're undefeated since we've been in...
It's brilliant, it's fantastic for the club isn't it? A (Ancelotti's) pedigree to come here, I can't wait to start working with him and I'm sure I'll learn a lot.
Not at all (chatted to him), but hopefully tonight over a glass of red wine. I'll get him a few bottles of red wine, you don't know I might become co-manager or something!
Everton now head into the busy festive period with fixtures against Burnley, Newcastle, and Manchester City. They will then take on Liverpool in the FA Cup, meaning the Italian manager will be straight into the thick of the action.
Let's hope Big Dunc still makes the occasional appearance.