Duncan Ferguson will once again take charge of Everton in their Premier League clash with Arsenal on Saturday.

The Scot has been in the hotseat for the last three matches, following the sacking of Marco Silva.

Former Toffees striker Ferguson began his reign with a home win against Chelsea , before claiming a draw with Manchester United in the Premier League at Old Trafford.

On Wednesday night his side fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Leicester in their Carabao Cup quarter-final - only to lose out on penalties to the Foxes.

Now an Everton statement has confirmed: "Duncan Ferguson will remain as caretaker manager for Everton’s Premier League clash at home to Arsenal on Saturday.

Ferguson on the touchline at Old Trafford

"The former striker has been in temporary charge of the Blues for the past three matches, overseeing a 3-1 win against Chelsea at Goodison, a 1-1 draw at Manchester United and Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup quarter-final against Leicester, which Everton lost on penalties after coming from two goals down to draw 2-2.

"Ferguson will again be assisted by coaches John Ebbrell and Francis Jeffers and goalkeeper coach Alan Kelly."

Ancelotti will officially take charge after that game and his first match in the dug-out will be the Boxing Day clash with Burnley at Goodison.

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The 60-year-old is understood to have agreed a three-and-a-half year deal with Everton until June 2023.

Ancelotti, who left Napoli earlier this month, has inked an £11.5million-a-year deal to take charge on Merseyside.

Moshiri spoke to the three-time Champions League winner on Monday and the pair met for face-to-face negotiations in London on Tuesday.

Everton gave Ancelotti the assurances he wants about the club’s ambitions and he has been told funds will be made available.