Everton have their eyes set on Carlo Ancelotti to take over as manager after having sacked Marco Silva on 5 December 2019.
Interim manager Duncan Ferguson has been able to successfully keep the side out of the relegation zone having managed to scrape some point against highly dominant Premiership sides.
Furgeson led his side to a 3-1 victory against Chelsea followed by a 1-1 draw against Manchester United. This accomplishment has kept Everton 3 points on top of the relegation zone as they are currently sitting 16th on the log sitting on 18 points.
At first, it seemed as though Everton would were trying to poach SIPG manager Vitor Pereira back from China, but given the lucrative offers the managerial heavyweight has been offered, not only by SIPG but also by China who have offered him the role as head coach for the Chinese national side, Pereira came out last week and officially announced that he would not be taking up Everton’s offer.
Everton has decided to go for Carlo Ancelotti seeing as Napoli recently sacked the manager even though he guided the team through to the next round of Champions League.
Everton’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright are reportedly looking at the Ancelotti to take over as permanent manager for the club with talks reportedly already being held in that regard.
Ancelotti is no stranger to the Premiership having helped Chelsea win the Premier League title, Fa Cup and also the Community Shield between 2009 and 2011 during his time as Chelsea manager.
Ancelotti has also won the UEFA Champions League three times as manager, once with Real Madrid 2013-14 and twice with Milan 2002-03, 2006-07.
Needless to say that he would definitely be a top catch for the club should they be able to close the deal.
Currently, the side has made no public announcements regarding Ancelotti and continue to put their support in interim manager Duncan Ferguson, announcing that he will be the one leading the side as they take on Leicester City for the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.
“In the 11 days since Marco Silva left the club, the Everton board has been working to recruit a new permanent manager – and has held meetings with a number of candidates.
“We can confirm that thus far no contract offer has been made and no candidate has chosen to withdraw from the process.
“While the club is keen to confirm a new permanent manager as soon as possible, the only important duty is that the right appointment is made.”
“While our process continues, Duncan Ferguson will remain as caretaker manager and will take charge of the side for Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup quarter-final against Leicester City.”- was the statement released by the club.
Speculation though is that the club is looking to secure Ancelotti before Everton meets with Arsenal on Saturday.