The Club aims to confirm a new permanent manager as swiftly as possible.”

That was Thursday. This is now. And in a post-Saturday adrenaline rush, that still leaves the royal blue blood pumping through your veins and a smile on your face, you have to ask: what's the rush?

The Duncan Ferguson-inspired victory over Chelsea has bought Everton time in their search for a replacement for Marco Silva, who was sacked in the wake of being dismantled in the derby.

Ferguson repeated that he does not want the top job on a permanent basis, right now, but will proudly deputise for as long as the club need him to.

Well, how about for a couple more games, at least?

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Victory hauled the Blues out of the bottom three to offer some breathing space at the end of torturous week for all involved, as Goodison came alive.

It was an old-school performance, a throwback afternoon and, also, it had the electric feel of a winner-takes-all cup clash. Or that's at least how Everton played it.

Are there any of those games on the horizon?

In 10 days' time, Everton will battle it out with high-flying and confident Leicester City for a place in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup.

It's at Goodison, it must be decided on the night and, if yesterday's atmosphere and stripped back, but mightily forceful, performance is anything to go by, then Ferguson needs to lead the Blues into the tie.

Duncan Ferguson celebrates following victory in the Premier League match between Everton FC and Chelsea at Goodison Park

It could, if the new man is lined up, be a perfect parting gift before he takes a back seat in the dugout and puts his tracksuit back on.

After giving Chelsea more than they could handle, Big Dunc said the display was the “template” to get Everton further out of this rut. Beyond that, he suggested at least, then the game-plan would need to be more extensive.

But in a period where confusion has engulfed the club, a simple, straight-forward and easily recognisable way of playing, looks as though it will be bring the clarity everyone needs – none more so than the Goodison faithful who could see what the players were being asked to do and backed it.

And backed it and backed it and backed it.  Everton v Leicester on December 18 has not to take place at Goodison, but at the Goodison bear-pit.

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The faithful will be craving more of what was dished up on Saturday.

And how Everton played against Chelsea is the right way to play against Leicester in this quarter-finals slug fest.

And the Blues have the man to make sure that happens. 

Ferguson's stint in the dugout will only be temporary but timing is everything and, just maybe, the cup clash with the in-form Leicester has come along at an opportune moment after all.