A few Everton fans have been reacting on social media after interim head coach Duncan Ferguson called for supporters to make Goodison Park a ‘bear pit’ environment when we host Leicester City in the Carabao Cup.
Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes will arrive on Merseyside on the wave of a ten-game unbeaten streak in all competitions, which featured a run of nine wins up until they were held to a point by Norwich City at the weekend.
We, too, have been buoyed by our recent performances, with Ferguson stepping into the helm vacated by Marco Silva and overseeing a 3-1 win over Chelsea and a 1-1 draw with Manchester United to snap a three-game winless run.
Wednesday night’s cup clash could be Ferguson’s final game in charge of the Toffees, with former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti in line to join on an £8million-per-year deal providing he receives certain assurances over the club’s plans for the future.
Regardless of if the Carabao Cup will be the last time that Ferguson stands on the touchline as our caretaker manager, the Scot is anticipating a boisterous backdrop from the Goodison Park faithful to help create an energetic performance.
“For the supporters to turn up again, it was never in doubt, to be honest with you,” Ferguson told EvertonTV. “They love their club, don’t they?
What will the result be against Leicester in the Carabao Cup?
“After the Chelsea result and that atmosphere at the ground, which was incredible, I’m sure they’ll want to go again on Wednesday and for us all to pull together again.
“We need them and I am sure they will deliver. Leicester are a great team, very strong in the transition, and they’re going to be a really tough test.
“They’re undefeated in 10 games, so it’s going to be a big ask. But we’re at Goodison, we’re at the fortress, and we need to make it a bear pit.”
Since the club shared Ferguson’s comments on Twitter, some fans have been reacting by sharing their praise for the interim boss, though others focused heavily on the man who could be about to replace him.
Here are some of the messages shared…
Bring Ancelotti as well
— Adam (@adxmEFC) December 17, 2019
Love this guy!
— Peterabbit68 (@peterabbit68) December 17, 2019
I always thought DCL was massively overrated by Everton & needed replacing asap; turns out he just needed big Dunc’s word in his ear! Can’t turn down Ancelotti, but it’s a shame DF won’t get longer in the seat!
— Daniel Kirby (@DJKirby14) December 17, 2019
Dunc… I’d rather have you run team rest of season than EFC run a vanity project with Ancelotti. If they go with this appointment and only to remain mid table, then the entire board needs a kick up the behind!
Anyhow, go help us get past Leicester !!! #onegameatatime
— Ravi Arunasalam (@rarunasalam) December 18, 2019
Give this man the job until the end of the season!! And possibly longer!
— Paul B (@PaulieBrownie) December 17, 2019
My excitement goes up just to be let down once again when I get that notification 😔
— Iwobi-Wan-Kenobi (@YerryOnTheSniff) December 17, 2019
In other Everton news, a £70m Toffees star has emerged as a January target for a struggling European side.