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Breaking News ! Duncan Ferguson's passion for Everton is not difficult to see but defenders Mason Holgate and Ben Godfrey have explained why the belief he's a frightening man to work under is a common misconception. The Blues assistant manager developed a reputation for being one of the Premier League's hardest men during his career, having been red-carded eight times. His exuberant personality on the touchline now only adds to the view of some on the outside that his personality hasn't changed during his transition from player to coach. But in an interview with Rio Ferdinand’s YouTube channel FIVE, Godfrey and Holgate opened up on what he was like behind the scenes at Goodison Park. Read More Related Articles 'Thank you Duncan Ferguson' - an open letter to an Everton legend Read More Related Articles Mason Holgate makes Everton motivation claim after Liverpool antics from Jurgen Klopp Godfrey said: "I've only had one kiss off him and that was this weekend - I'll accept it, it was a big day. "He is mad, I don't know how to describe him. How he was as a player, is how he is now. "He's just 100mph at everything - whether it's a passing drill or he's saying hello to you in the morning. "It's just like, everything he does is massive! But he's a good character to have around and he expects high standards. "So, not only is he a good guy but he makes sure things are right on the pitch - he's a good coach. "The boss is chill, relaxed but Dunc would scream at you if something isn't right - his head will go a little bit. "You need that balance though, he's good to have around. "I'd never met him before I came to Everton so I didn't know what he was like, but I have a lot of time for him." Must-read Everton FC news Lukaku's one-word message Dan Meis breaks silence Funding plan for stadium Neymar leaked Richarlison's number "For me, he has been massive," Holgate said.
. "He'd always have time and speak to you, try to look out for you and the young lads. He's backed us many times, he's backed me and I'm sure Dom will say the same - Tom as well. He's shown a lot of faith in us. "We've known him since we were younger and to see him coming through with us is good. "But I don't think he is as angry and scary as people think! "From the outside looking in, I can understand why you'd see it but he's so nice and calm.
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"Always can never do enough for people and always trying to help people, trying to make us as good as we are. "He's someone who loves the club and to have people around like that, who knows what it means and can get it over to us. "The other day he was nearly crying coming onto the pitch and then in the changing room, I turned to my left and he sat there [head down] - and said 'I didn't think I'd see the day'. "You could see how much it meant to him, to have people around like that is massive and only helps people like Ben coming in." And Godfrey added: "I wouldn't disagree. People think he's angry, I'd describe him more as enthusiastic."
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