Duncan Ferguson was excited to start work with Carlo Ancelotti as the Italian was named as Everton’s new manager on Saturday.
Ferguson has been in caretaker charge of the Toffees and has brought plenty of passion to the touchline.
The results have been strong too with five points from his three Premier League games against Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal.
And Ferguson is looking forward to getting to work with the highly experienced Ancelotti at Goodison Park.
He said: “Delighted. Made up. We’ve just had a chat and we will go again on Monday. I cannot wait to learn off a man like that.
“He’s done everything. I’ve done three or four games and he’s done hundreds, if not thousands. I cannot wait to get started on Monday.”
His final match as interim boss saw him draw 0-0 with the Gunners.
When asked if he thought Ancelotti’s announcement as new manager just an hour before kick-off affected his team, Ferguson said: “No I don’t think it did. I think we were upbeat and felt it was coming. The players were focused and probably got a few extra yards in them knowing such a legend was in the stands.”
Ferguson is a fan favourite at Everton during his time as a player and has only enhanced his reputation with this spell as caretaker manager.
The 47-year-old ranked this short period as one of his proudest at the club.
He added: “I think it’s at the top. Getting the three points against Chelsea and going to Manchester United was amazing. The Leicester game, going to penalties.
“This game was a wee bit flatter but before the game I would have took a draw, to be honest with you. I actually thought the players could go out and get three points as the game went on but just couldn’t find that final pass.
“It was very emotional for me of course. You are worried at night you are going to lose the game and things go through your mind but I was just so pleased for the players and fans we got that point. For me it was an emotional time.”