Another major manager in the Premier League: Ancelotti signs with Everton

Another major manager in the Premier League: Ancelotti signs with Everton

Premier League now has another major manager. After Jose Mourinho returned to the English first division, and with Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, Brendan Rodgers already there, now Carlo Ancelotti has joined the party. The Italian manager has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with Everton weeks after leaving Napoli.

At first, it was believed that David Moyes was destined for a return to Goodison Park, but the Toffees instead got a man who won league titles in four different countries and the Champions League three times.

"Excited to share the news that I am joining Everton FC. I am delighted to be back in the Premier League and to be part of this historic club. Thank you for your trust in me," wrote Ancelotti on his Twitter. 

Everton is a common mid-level side, but the investment the club has made in recent seasons warrants much more. Now, with Ancelotti, the club is preparing to give it another go.

"This is a great club with a rich history and a very passionate fan base. There is a clear vision from the owner and the board to deliver success and trophies. That is something that appeals to me as a manager and I am thrilled at the prospect of being able to work with everybody at the club to help make that vision a reality," said the former Milan manager for Everton's website.

The Toffees are 15th after 18 matches and have just 19 points, so a lot of work is in front of Ancelotti, but he saw encouraging developments from the time Duncan Ferguson took over as an interim manager.

"I have seen from the performances in the last two weeks that the players are capable of so much. The work Duncan has done is a great credit to him. Strong organisation, strong discipline and the right motivation are some of the key ingredients in football and I’m pleased that he will be part of my backroom team moving forward."

Ancelotti is known as a manager that develops strong relationships with his players, although his league record is far from impressive despite managing major clubs. Spending eight seasons at San Siro, Mr. Ancelotti won only one Scudetto. He failed to win La Liga in two seasons at the head of Real Madrid.


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