Former Everton caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson is now the favourite for the Wigan job. and is now 8/11 to become Wigan manager.
Ferguson left his coaching role at Everton this summer to pursue a managerial role elsewhere.
Speaking to the No Tippy Tappy Podcast, Ferguson revealed he wanted to be given the Everton job until the end of the season when Rafael Benitez was sacked. When that didn't happen, Ferguson accepted a coaching role under Lampard until the end of the season, and then decided to part ways.
"Ferguson couldn't be better prepared to be his own manager now" - Sam Allardyce
Sam Allardyce, who worked with Ferguson during his time at Everton, told the No Tippy Tappy Podcast that "Ferguson couldn't be better prepared to be his own manager now". He even went further, saying "Whoever is listening to this out there, owner of a football club, give the big man a chance".
Speaking about managers he has worked with in the past, Ferguson said about Allardyce "what I loved about Big Sam was he was straight, straight fella, straight talker, tactically very good, knew his game plan and communicated that very well with the players".
Ferguson also listed the managers he has worked under, including Roberto Martinez, Ronald Koeman, Marco Silva, Carlo Ancelotti and Frank Lampard.
Ferguson also mentioned his relationship with Ancelotti, stating:
"Good with the players, good tactically, everybody loved him, good man, and I got on really well with him. Actually to the point where we ended up going on holiday together.