Howard Kendall believes the ex-striker would be the perfect replacement for the new United manager.
Former Everton manager Howard Kendall has expressed the belief that ex-Toffees hit-man Duncan Ferguson would be the ideal candidate to succeed David Moyes.
Rumour is rife about who will replace the 50-year-old after his decision to leave Goodison Park at the end of the season to take over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
So far, recently relegated Wigan manager Roberto Martinez and FC Porto boss Vitor Pereira have been leading the running to take over from Moyes, but Kendall has thrown Ferguson’s name into the hat as the man he believes should be the favourite.
“Duncan would be a popular choice with a lot of people,” the 66-year-old told BBC Sport.
“I think he would be the perfect man and I would really like to see him being given the chance.”
Kendall’s comments are something of a surprise as the name of Ferguson has not been linked with the job as of yet and the Scot has no managerial experience.
Yet the former boss knows a little about what it takes to be successful on Merseyside as the last man to guide Everton to the league title in 1987.
Kendall won two titles during three spells in charge at Goodison and also brought an FA Cup and European Cup Winners Cup to the club.
Ferguson meanwhile has been working with the youth set-up at the Toffees since 2011, five years after retiring as a player.
The now 41-year-old spent two terms at Everton, signing from Rangers for £4million in 1995 after a season’s loan before rejoining the club in 2000 following a two-year spell at Newcastle United.