That appears to be the consensus following a day of wild speculation, much of it led by Sky Sports News and their sources in Italy, who claimed that Ancelotti travelled to Liverpool today and had agreed a deal in principle to succeed Marco Silva as the Toffees' next permanent manager.
The Athletic's Adam Crafton, backed up by BBC Sport contributor Guillem Balague and the Daily Mail's Dominic King, has maintained, however, that the 60-year-old was still in Rome and preparing for a holiday in Canada but was tempted by the offer of a three-year contract.
Crafton and David Anderson of The Mirror both indicated later that sources close to Ancelotti were confident he would accept the offer to become Silva's replacement following a conversation with Farhad Moshiri by telephone.
Ancelotti, who was infamously sacked by Chelsea in the corridors of Goodison following a Premier League game between the two clubs, was dismissed from his post at Napoli last week, the final act of a falling out between the Serie A club's players and president which Ancelotti found himself in the middle of. He was shown the door there despite guiding his team into the knockout phase of the Champions League.
He, along with Mikel Arteta, has been a rumoured target of both Everton and Arsenal in the days since as both Premier League teams seek to install new managers but the Gunners appear to be in advanced talks with the Spaniard while the Toffees press ahead with negotiations with Ancelotti. It raises the possibility that the two managers could face each other in the respective dugouts at Goodison on Saturday.
Regardless of the progress regarding a permanent successor to Silva, caretaker boss Duncan Ferguson will be in charge for Wednesday's Carabao Cup tie with Leicester City.
The Scot has overseen a handsome win over Chelsea and a hugely creditable draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford, that despite a glut of injuries, particularly in midfield.
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1 Posted 16/12/2019 at 16:53:10
2 Posted 16/12/2019 at 16:59:07
That's not to say I don't rate Ancellotti, but I've enjoyed the last two games so much and I want more of it. Dunc appears to me to be a natural in the job, on limited evidence I admit.
3 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:01:26
A gentleman by all respects, so hopefully he should work well with Brands & Moshiri and be less problematic as Mourinho.
My only concern if this comes off, is that this is his first real punt at a team with a limited budget and an average squad like ours. Our squad and its depth is beyond awful and I'm sure his first day in training will be a sobering moment for him.
4 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:04:25
5 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:05:20
6 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:09:32
If it doesn't come off I'd give it to Duncan, at least until the end of the year.
7 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:10:59
8 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:15:32
Ancelotti knows exactly what to do. He knows how to set teams up and he knows how to win.
Get him in.
9 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:15:58
10 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:16:24
11 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:16:45
Will if he gets the job bring Paul Clement with him?
A smart Carlo retains Duncan and gets Cahill on board too.
12 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:16:55
Check this listing out Link
I accept that our spending these last 5 years is no guarantee of same or more, but we aren't exactly "mingebags" these days are we ?
13 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:17:51
If and its a big if Moshiri sanctions a big spend and hes got to given the injuries Ancelotti knows he has two windows to clear out the dead stuff, assess what hes got and get a squad together to challenge for trophies.
He has to secure our Premier League status first.Take a look at what hes got.
Moshiri can not be talking to Acelotti and not know hes got to have £200/300 million to give him.
Would Acelotti keep Keane??But Carlo will be given promises and who buys what.
Cant see him allowing Brands to buy who he wants.
What style will he deliver ???
He aint in Liverpool for nothing,hes here to take charge tommorow and Wed night.
Buy if he is in, good luck with what we have available to put on the field.
He is a very smart coach, he will discuss options with Duncan,in fact you can bet on it, Duncan will decide who and how we play.Ancelotti will tinker and tweek us with Duncan alongside him.
If you are an Everton player Wed night with Ancelotti on the touchline interviewing you,you think you will put a shift in.
100% he will play Moise Keane at 9,do it or your out lad,here is ya chance. A Brace we win and we get a No9 £28.5 million, instructions in Italian.
Master stroke him and Duncan on the touchline Wed and Sat, Thurs at City.
Then its Ancelotti's head on the block.
Is Clement coming with him as a coach.
Can only sit and pray now.
14 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:19:05
15 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:21:16
He often lets his coaches do the job and he pulls it together. Thats why if we do go for him, he should bring someone he knows but retain the Everton core.
I do doubt the ‘fit however not his credentials so he has to get his back room staff right.
16 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:25:06
If he does come, I'm looking forward to the well-thought out 'fancy Dan tippy tappy foreign mercenary' nonsense too often spouted on here.
17 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:31:45
18 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:32:06
"He is a very good coach of very good players"
I'm not convinced but hope to be proved very wrong
19 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:35:54
20 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:36:17
21 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:38:59
Not excited one little bit.
22 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:41:35
23 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:42:32
Just hope Ancelotti keeps Dunc on his coaching team, which would be a smart move for both of them.
24 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:48:21
25 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:49:31
26 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:53:52
27 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:53:52
I know that merseyside covers a large area but I imagine he would be spotted at either F.F., Goodison or the Liver Building.
28 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:54:23
Eyebrows were raised all round.
29 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:57:46
30 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:59:24
31 Posted 16/12/2019 at 18:02:35
32 Posted 16/12/2019 at 18:03:12
Must be a right laugh in your house
33 Posted 16/12/2019 at 18:06:02
34 Posted 16/12/2019 at 18:07:29
35 Posted 16/12/2019 at 18:16:24
Maybe he has been reading Big Dunc's book of tactics.
36 Posted 16/12/2019 at 18:18:38
37 Posted 16/12/2019 at 18:20:43
Lets concentrate on the positives, though. So we need a top coach to work under him. Not just his old mate Paul clement but someone with a bit more defensive nous too.
Carlo might be coming for one last pay day, but I dont think hes going to go through the motions. I think hell give it his all. I think hell accept that he needs a coach as he wont be doing the hard work on the training ground.
As for long term, well lots want Duncan to have the job. Duncan has had different bosses to learn off so far, but hes another whos completely different again. If Carlo is only here two or three seasons, then maybe Duncan can step up then?
Carlo can work at Everton, but he needs the right team around him. Hopefully brands can hone in on the nuts and bolts and see what Carlo has in mind for the day to day.
38 Posted 16/12/2019 at 18:22:42
39 Posted 16/12/2019 at 18:24:31
40 Posted 16/12/2019 at 18:30:43
With our squad give me Dunc. every time, but if he doesn't want it - strange that - we have to find someone. The only other manager that should give us the stability is Benitez.
If I was Moshiri I'd get down on my knees and beg Dunc. to take the job.
41 Posted 16/12/2019 at 18:31:36
42 Posted 16/12/2019 at 18:35:37
The culture at Everton needs to change, and Ancelotti will bring in a new mindset. The question of course is whether he can manage a second tier club like Everton, rather than the top tier jobs he's been used to.
Maybe he'll see it as an interesting challenge, something a bit different from what he's been used to. All the top jobs are taken anyway aren't they?
43 Posted 16/12/2019 at 18:35:59
44 Posted 16/12/2019 at 18:39:26
45 Posted 16/12/2019 at 18:42:06
46 Posted 16/12/2019 at 18:53:41
Cannot wait for the cup game Wednesday, already a sell out, Goodison will be rocking.
We will sort the a Manager situation out, with a Dunc in charge, we do not need to panic and bring Moyes back.
Enjoy the ride for now fellow Blues.
47 Posted 16/12/2019 at 18:55:57
Well weve already got that man on board!!
What Dunc has done so far is pretty incredible and very radical with how he has changed formation, managed games, got players performing with grit and energy and has conducted himself very well in interviews and resisted the temptation to blow his own trumpet.
If he gets a win on Wednesday he will have made a compelling case to be asked to take over at least until the season end.
48 Posted 16/12/2019 at 18:57:39
The bad news - I live in Los Angeles.
49 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:04:49
He's certainly a winner and this would raise a lot of eye brows and he cetainly won't take any shit for Kenwright.
If we get him no one could complain about not getting a winner so I'd certainly be fully behind him and would be super curious to see how it turns out. He's going to demand a budget and I hope he keeps big dunc as assistant with a view to grooming him to take over in a few years' time.
Or he's using us to get more wedge from Arsenal!
Damn sight more exciting talking about him than Moyes.
50 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:08:37
51 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:18:28
52 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:19:57
We are in fine hands with Dunc until then.
53 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:21:05
54 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:21:10
Quite a statement from us I think. Whether it turns out to be successful will be told in time, but hes got as many European cups as that lot at Mordor I think (open to be corrected)
55 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:23:56
56 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:28:32
57 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:29:20
You are correct
58 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:29:22
59 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:29:29
Duncs doing great theres a feel good factor, and bounce thats been missing for too long. Lets hope we can beat Leicester.
What a night that would be.
Great if hes genuinely interested but is this just preliminary talks, as some media claims hes on leave.
But if we can get Carlo, then, who knows what potential can be achieved for the club. His nous of football cant be ignored but I still think hell have to convince the EFC board, that hes here for the good, the bad and the ugly.
But two weeks on, it shows in football as in life, that hope eternal, and hopefully EFC, is getting back on the right track.
60 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:32:23
61 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:33:22
62 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:34:15
I must say that I have been totally proven wrong by Duncan. He has been nothing short of a revelation and restored my faith after the fiasco at Anfield just one and a half weeks ago. Amazing turnaround.
63 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:36:19
64 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:37:02
65 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:42:40
Im feeling about Everton right now, what I felt about Everton as a young lad! Excited.
Presently, theres no team in the Premier who would relish playing our weakened first team! Thats saying something considering the Derby game...
Steve, maybe the Board are hard pressed to convince Duncan to take the job. Considering what Seamus has stated, Ferguson probably believes hes not good enough yet...
True leaders dont seek power, they have it thrust upon them, and realise they wear it well...the penny may just drop yet
Id be happy with Carlo though, with the correct team in place, as, as you say, hes a tactician not a coach
66 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:43:09
67 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:44:39
You would think we might have learned from the Koeman debacle the folly of employing a "name" unsuited to the task ahead. Unless he has a secret list of mid table clubs he's transformed.
Incredibly he even wants to finish his holiday as per the dutch part timer
68 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:45:16
69 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:45:44
70 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:46:48
71 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:47:47
72 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:54:28
73 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:56:11
74 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:58:03
“Everton and Carlo Ancelotti: it is not done, he is not on Merseyside. Talks would not take place in Liverpool, as board based in London. However... Ancelotti is due in London and face-to-face talks are planned with Farhad Moshiri. Moshiri has previously held talks with Moyes”
It might not be done, but it looks like its happening.
75 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:58:50
76 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:58:50
77 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:59:01
78 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:01:00
79 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:01:16
80 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:04:25
81 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:04:53
Meanwhile Arsenal seem to be going into panic mode after yesterdays thrashing. They might be in trouble if Arteta turns them down as (allegedly) Sam Allardyce doesnt fancy moving darn sarf again and Alan Pardew is going abroad (also allegedly). Anton Du Beke rumoured to be leaving strictly so he may be a possibility.
82 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:05:21
Ancelotti, on the other hand, is automatically a lower risk option because of his pedigree. The top clubs all work on the basis of minimising risk these days; so should we.
83 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:05:27
Doesn't exactly point to there being a strategy in place.
84 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:07:45
85 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:08:32
86 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:09:54
87 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:10:04
88 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:10:34
89 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:10:35
This this would be the perfect appointment with Duncan as his Number 2. Fingers crossed
90 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:11:58
91 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:12:11
92 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:13:27
93 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:14:34
94 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:15:04
Now let's see you do some magic with this squad.
Hopefully a big turn around in fortunes.
95 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:16:40
Seems like he and Duncan sing from the same hymn sheet. That would be an interesting ‘dream team'.
96 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:16:56
97 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:18:11
98 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:20:50
Brands will become surplus to requirements, Ancelotti will be choosing which players we buy. My only slight doubt is has Carlo still got that burning ambition? What am I saying... of course he has!
3 Champions League trophies, 2 Premier League trophies, a total of 15 major trophies. The most successful manager Everton have ever appointed in their history. Make sure there is no slip-ups with this Moshiri.
99 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:21:04
The man has done it all. He is exactly what you want. The rest is up to the board in what they support him with.
Call him clueless, you are clueless. That about sums up the logic in appointing a manager like him.
100 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:21:33
101 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:22:05
102 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:24:14
He likes to set up in the Double 6 formation which is not quite 4-4-2:
RB CB CB LB
Narrow formation which could see Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin up top and pulling wide with say Gylfi and Iwobi begins and going forwards into space. Or the AMCs pulling wide into space.
It's about being flexible and being hard to pick up. I believe it originates from Brazil.
103 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:24:41
104 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:24:48
105 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:25:17
106 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:25:58
107 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:27:03
108 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:27:04
This has to be them behind the scenes doing 'Black Ops".
109 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:27:05
On the pitch at Man Utd, Ferguson replied when asked about wanting the job; he said "No, we're getting the best manager in the world". Seems he knows what's happening and, if it means us winning stuff and him back on the cones, then so be it for now.
Arteta has learned from his boss; why not let Ferguson do the same for the next three years? He will still have input with the players and can only learn from the Italian. Who, by the way, may get the best out of Kean.... who, believe it or not, actually can kick a ball – not like Slipper Foot.
110 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:27:33
111 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:28:51
112 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:29:24
113 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:30:06
114 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:30:52
115 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:31:38
Just people giving their opinions regarding the situation at that snap-shot in time.
It's time for everyone to get behind the Ancelotti, and allow him the same passion and bear-pit Goodison that Dunc enjoyed.
He's our guy now. And failure is catastrophic.
116 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:32:06
117 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:32:17
118 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:33:21
119 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:33:26
120 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:34:33
121 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:34:44
I had my 'Welcome Home Davy Boy' banner printed at the weekend after hearing the news on Talksport last week that my hero Moyes was returning to us.
We don't need some fancy dan that has won loads of things as a player and a manager. We need someone who knows our club and can keep our feet on the ground and not get ahead of ourselves.
Before we know it he will be bringing in a load of fancy superstars from around Europe, when what we really need is a few 'real' Everton players, like James Beattie, Per Kroldrup or Andy van der Meyde.
122 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:35:37
123 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:36:51
124 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:37:11
125 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:37:32
126 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:38:12
Everton Fans Logic: no he's won too many trophies, probably lacks hunger. We need someone less successful but is really keen.
127 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:38:38
Ancelotti is just a "buy the players" manager, not a "develop" manager. Can he make due with this squad?? We can't afford to go out and buy the talent he's accustomed to!!!
I think we're about to find out just how good Carlo Ancelotti is as a manager. This isn't his modus operandi.
I think it's a huge risk! But the potential upside is massive.
Fucking Moshri, I've got a riverboat on the Mississippi here I'd like you to visit, you big-cocked gambler, you!
I seriously don't know whether to rejoice, or break down crying.
128 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:41:20
129 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:41:42
130 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:42:46
131 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:43:59
His fast track approach has not worked at all so far and this looks like more of it.
The next signings have to be absolute spot on.
132 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:44:08
AHHHHHH YEEEESSSSSS WOOOO HOOOOO!!!!!!
Ah, fuck, just shed a tear.
I'm bi-polar about this. Off to work. Welcome Carlo, don't shit the bed you suave Italian bastard.
133 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:44:38
Even during the glory years in the 80s I knew we would end up fucking things up and that we wouldnt build on it. But thats another story.
134 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:45:24
Hes yesterdays man and how motivated is he likely to be?
No thanks. Ill take big Dunc until further notice.
135 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:45:40
136 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:45:48
137 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:45:51
138 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:47:35
139 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:47:39
140 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:48:10
Jamie, were Evertonians mate. We live in fear and uncertainty. You could have the big man himself (JC) as manager, multiplying the fishes and raising the dead and all that, and we still wouldnt trust him 100%.
And that, dear un-met internet friend, is why Everton fits me like a glove.
A lifetime of pain, suffering, and heartache - Boston Red Sox pre-2004.
I love my purgatorial existence, really do.
UTFB, long-distance style.
141 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:48:15
142 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:48:15
143 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:48:56
144 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:49:24
145 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:49:26
146 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:50:49
147 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:51:05
148 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:51:34
Hes never been a top coach. He doesnt roll his sleeves up and get his hands dirty. Hes not built a side in well over a decade, almost two.
So lets hope he can bring clement and a couple of other top coaches with him. Ill be positive about him if appointed. Dont worry about that. Just dont think hes the right man.
149 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:57:12
150 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:58:58
The only concern I have is that as we have seen the team and the Goodison crowd react to Duncan Fergusons pride and passion to be the manager of Everton and unfortunately Ancelotti is not the most charismatic of managers but cant turn a chance like this down, the guy has won the lot !
151 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:00:39
If I have a slight reservation its that Carlo is not an invasive force. He isnt going to build the club top to bottom and rewrite the ‘blue-print. I kind of feel like we need a force of nature. Ideally, we would have waited until the season ended and give Duncan a run. However, I accept that when a world class talent becomes available, you cant wait and see. I hope they find a place for Duncan close to Carlo. I think he provides the passion and understanding of all things blue.
152 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:01:34
I just hope he will be able to show the desire and inspiration that big Dunc has demonstrated in the last two games. Ferguson should be given a more visible roll in the coaching area.One certainty is that this appointment does show that Moshiri does have serious ambitions to make us a successful club.
153 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:03:10
He's likely to bring his son Davide Ancelotti with him. He's had roles at Bayern and Napoli.
154 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:03:59
We criticize Martinez and Silva (rightly so) and then appoint o top manager and because Duncan has got us fired up a bit we have reservations about a man who has organized and motivated every club he has been at to as Cheevers things we only dream about.
155 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:05:39
156 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:07:59
I'm just glad we're trying to reach for the stars and not settling for second best.
157 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:09:06
158 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:09:08
159 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:09:28
160 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:11:21
A big name manager attracts big players. I do feel this is the big one for the owner. He finally has a manager with credibility but has Carlo the hunger for the challenge? The team needs rebuilding and the wrong end of the table. Ferguson as number 2 with him learning to take over as manager in three years?
Next chapter to be written, title "the Carlo years".
161 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:14:07
162 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:17:26
163 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:17:42
164 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:17:50
165 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:18:03
166 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:20:37
167 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:22:44
168 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:23:37
169 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:24:11
170 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:25:23
A pre Christmas tonic, if it comes off. Hopefully it does and now to beat Leicester.
Has Farhad Moshiri realised and learned from the last 3 years almost 4 years of anguish?
Football makes and breaks reputations, lets hope that this time the corners on the turn to better times for Evertonians.
171 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:26:34
I dont know the answer but exciting times ahead.
172 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:26:39
Carlo Ancelotti will be in charge of everything, and so he should. He might not make the training ground every day, and when he does, he might be like Koeman, stood on the sidelines and watching, but he'll be calling the shots. Make no mistake about that.
173 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:30:38
174 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:30:59
175 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:30:59
176 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:34:24
Duncan's leadership has made m enjoy football again.
But, being hard to beat and playing on the counter won't get us into the CL.
Ancelotti might get us there within 3 years.
177 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:34:32
178 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:36:18
I'm quite happy with Ancelotti
179 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:38:49
Ryan, you clearly have a short or bad memory.
180 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:39:58
Yes, you're absolutely right. Ancelotti won't be hands on everyday but will of course oversee, tactics and the formation etc. That's why it should be imperative that Duncan is the No.2. One thing he seems capable of is motivation and he has passion in spades. He'll be learning from one of the best in Ancelotti. I just hope we don't mess this up and let Ancelotti bring in a completely new set of guys who won't be at the club in the long term. We need to look at the bigger picture and build long term success.
181 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:40:47
182 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:41:06
If you want an A-List manager then youd better trust him to implement his own team, style and tactics.
183 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:43:25
He is a world class manager and would get the best out of our squad. I for one would be honoured to have him as our manager.
184 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:43:48
185 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:44:27
186 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:46:55
We were close to getting Moyes back... repeat that slowly. Then relax...
187 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:47:49
188 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:49:12
Felt like something special was about to happen and I felt he deserved a run till new year at least.
The passion he's brought back to the club in the last week has been incredible.
189 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:49:29
190 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:49:53
No way would he want Ancellotti if he is the Director of Football we define? I just cannot imagine it.
Moshiri is asking for a quick turn around with the appointment. Is that possible without major improvements to the starting 11?
If Moshiri has now learnt that quality matters over quantity it will be a good move. If we carry on buying cast offs and the best of the bottom half I think the Ancellotti deal is as pointless as Koeman.
191 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:49:59
192 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:50:05
6. Paris Saint-Germain
7. Real Madrid
8. Bayern Munich
(It's not a bad list is it? … All big clubs except for Chelsea!)
The backroom staff / assistant will be critical though, as I am concerned about Ancelotti's long term commitment and ability to grind out multiple seasons, especially in the EPL. Hopefully this would also help resolve the Moise Kean situation to our satisfaction i.e. he starts to play to his ability and our needs, given the direct communication possible in Italian
193 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:51:06
194 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:51:17
195 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:53:08
196 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:53:23
197 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:53:37
198 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:53:40
Ancelotti stopping to help a Napoli fan fix his bikeLink
Ancelotti pretending to be a member of the audience to ask his players a question: Link
He's meant to be a funny guy, which is probably how he gets the best of out of his elite players by making them relax. Let's hope Carlo knows how to unlock the best from Gylfi Sigurdsson.
199 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:59:05
Welcome to ToffeeWeb.
200 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:59:23
The bookies will know little more than the rest of us. They will only suspend betting if there's a sudden rush of money on something and it looks like they'll cop a loss
201 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:59:37
I'd argue that Walter Smith was better than Silva before, during and after Everton. He won the Scottish league 7 years in a row, while here he kept us afloat after having the rug pulled out -- versus Marco spending millions and doing nothing. After he left he got to the UEFA cup final and had some great results with Scotland.
202 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:00:56
203 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:01:32
204 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:02:44
Shouldn't this be about Ancelotti though?
205 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:05:06
206 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:06:13
207 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:07:16
Hold on - 'hes yesterdays man, hes not a great coach, hes only ever managed at elite clubs, did we not learn from Koeman, hes not got the hunger!'
Sweet fuckin christ almighty. Let me repeat, Everton set to appoint Carlo Ancelotti as manager. One of the most decorated managers in history!!
Dont think for a minute hes chosen to come here without having assurances about players, budgets etc, clearly we are going for it in a big way and this is a huge statement from the club.
Let's get behind and not pretend we know anything about Ancelotti or his hunger or abilities. The evidence is that simply he has won more trophies as a manager than we have in our entire history!!!
As for not learning from Koeman, cant remember who said it but tell me which elite club or clubs had Koeman managed before us, of that's right Southampton.
But hes not a great coach! Yeah clearly, oh no hang on the evidence suggests exactly the opposite as does testaments from some of the best players in football that he has managed. And I'll tell you what if this is what 'not a good coach's achieved then I'll have some of that.
Walker, Royle, Smith, Moyes, Martinez, Koeman, Allardyce, Silva. Now, hopefully, Carlo Ancelotti.
This is by far the best managerial appointment our club has made in my meagre 40 years, except HK. I know it's not in our nature to get excited, I know wev been let down so many, many times. I know until hes here and holding a trophy, we still might not yet believe it but this is simply the best thing to happen to our club in a long long time. Let's enjoy it ladies and gentlemen because this is only the start.
Welcome Don Ancelotti, thank fuck it's not Moyes!!!! :-)
208 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:07:57
But money and an easy 'get out' will entice the 'best ever manager to Everton' bulls hit game we have played for a few seasons and seem to want to play again.
F K in Amsterdam springs to mind.
See you all in another 12 to 18 months for another meaningless debate. Aaaahhhh!
209 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:08:29
210 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:09:23
Ancelotti is 10 years younger than Hodgson, he might think he has a 5 year project in him. He might want to be grooming his son to take over. If you want Carlo Ancelotti, then let him be Carlo Ancelotti.
211 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:09:36
Giving Ancelotti control would result in our average first team age going from around 23 to 38 in one transfer window!!!
212 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:09:57
213 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:10:57
214 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:11:46
215 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:12:16
216 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:12:22
You don't think he's the right man.
That'll do for me because you banged on and on, and on some more, with unbending conviction, about how Silva WAS the right man. 🤣
217 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:12:43
Steve Watson playing centre-forward. For Everton.
As for Ancelotti. LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL. Hopefully his team of elite coaches can make sense of the muddled squad list we have. On the plus side he has heaps of options for his renowned in game tactical genius
218 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:13:30
He is not going to be demanding Brands go and sign Messi. He will demanding that Brands goes and finds him someone like Messi. Although, he is likely to have a shopping list of former players and make demands for some of them. More often than not, he will just give a list of criteria and let Brands find a player who fits that criteria.
219 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:14:05
220 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:15:21
221 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:16:52
God man, just think about this. Carlo-fucking-Ancelotti!
222 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:17:59
223 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:19:17
224 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:19:57
My preference was always a big name, but more of an organizer. Im very surprised it looks like Ancelotti.
He will be used to the top drawer workings of a big club. If we dont get our shit together hell be looking for an annulment before he starts!
It wouldnt surprise me if we shelled out for a big cash money forward in January.
FFP really doesnt matter at this stage, and breaking it is worth it for the rewards, first offenses are usually fines and we have an accountant as our owner
I firmly believe its now or never...
225 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:20:45
226 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:23:55
Ancelotti does represent a coup for us though. Let's hope he has a league cup semi final to contest early in his reign.
227 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:25:04
Still a load of Journos saying no to this by the way.
228 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:26:33
229 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:27:06
230 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:27:55
100% agree. Steve the man hasnt even signed yet and your already telling us how often hell take training, what coaching staff he will have, what tactics hell play etc.
If he does sign for us can you just give it a couple of games before you start telling us why we are all wrong and what tactics should be played etc,
231 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:28:21
Ajax have been doing this for years. The RS also did it until Souness dismantled the back room staff and promoting from within. I'd just like to plan ahead this time, and I already think Duncan could be a very good manager. There's no point demoting him back to a none specific coaching role again. It's a perfect opportunity for him to be an assistant with a view to eventually succeeding.
The other thing is that Ferguson would be a direct conduit between Ancelotti and what Everton is all about. We've got that back in the last two games. The criticism at Bayern was that Ancelotti didn't drive the players enough, and some of the players had to get their own fitness coaches. At least with Ferguson he'd have a strong No.2 who will work the players hard. Ancelotti can be the master tactician and man manager. I think it could be a dream team that could build long term success. Of course, you may be right and Ancelotti might look at it as a 5 year project, but even then, I'd still be looking at an internal appointment in Ferguson so he should be No.2 IMO. I've forgotten what it was like being an Evertonian over the last few seasons. The last 2 games have galvanised and given us our identity back. I'd like Ancelotti to come in and build on that, like Martinez did in his first season, until he got ahead of himself and disregarded the foundations he'd inherited.
232 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:30:16
233 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:30:31
234 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:30:31
235 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:31:23
Many posters seem to be more concerned about what Steve Ferns thinks about Ancellotti than what Everton think about getting him.
While I usually enjoy Steve's point of view I am also worried that Ancellotti might not come if he feels that Steve may have some concerns about his appointment.
My only other concern is that Big Dunc may have to start taking Italian lessons
236 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:31:55
237 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:33:31
238 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:35:16
End of conversation.
239 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:36:37
David, I merely pointed out the same coaching staff who have followed him. For example, Paul Clement was at Bayern but not at Napoli. I haven't said what tactics he will play. I have said he is not a committed 4-4-2 man, as he has been flexible in the past. His best quality is his tactical brain and his flexibility.
Hopefully our players can be clever enough to play a variety of ways, something Marco Silva said he could not get them to do. As for how often he'll take training, watch the videos and you will see what he does. Just because you can't be arsed watching stuff doesn't mean I can't comment on it.
240 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:37:57
I know exactly what you mean Im struck by the similarities between Allardyce and Ancellotti the greying coiffure, the tendency to defend, the top clubs they have both managed and all trophies they have both won - oh yeah hang on - one is a manager who has managed successfully all over Europe and the other is?
241 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:39:23
“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."
Looks like more money for Sky Bet.
242 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:39:38
243 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:42:17
244 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:42:22
If Ancelotti struggles to make an instant impact it could cost us dearly, it's Moshiri's decision to make. As usual the fans just have to take what comes and pray for a successful outcome.
245 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:42:23
246 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:42:41
247 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:44:26
248 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:45:38
I also used to think that Ferguson was a token employee. Now it's becoming clear he has something about him and he wasn't given a chance to do what he wanted. Maybe Silva would still be here if he'd had Ferguson as a No 2 instead of Dead Snake.
249 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:45:40
250 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:47:22
251 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:47:44
David Moyes and son Wee Sandy are sitting in the living room of their Peebles Holiday home, ‘Dunskowlin.
Theyre watching a re-run of Taggart on ITV4+3.
Moyes: “It has tae be the Vicar thats the killer”
Wee Sandy: (looking confused) “The Vicar was murdered in the first five minutes pa.”
Moyes: “Ah think they done that just tae throw us aff the scent, you watch, itll be him awright.”
Wee Davey: “Ah think yer wrong pa.”
Moyes: “Wrang am ah? Didnt ye recently telt me ah wouldnae get another job back in fitba?”
Wee Davey: “Well…ye didnae.”
Moyes: “No but am favourite tae get back the job thats RIGHTFULLY mine.”
Wee Davey: “JOINT favourite pa, you and big Duncan wuz both 3/1 last time ah looked”
Moyes: “PFFT!! Big Duncan? Big galoot mair like! Believe me son, any day noo, like Bonnie Prince Charlie returnin hame, Ill be returnin tae mah rightful pla..”
Suddenly Taggart is interrupted by an announcement from Jock McStrapp, Scotlands' leading sports reporter.
Jock: “Were just getting news that Everton look likely to appoint Carlo Ancelotti, more news when we get it. Now, back to Taggart.”
David Moyes is stunned - he sits open-mouthed with tea and shortbread crumbs falling from his mouth and staining his (2 for £16) beige Matalan cardigan.
Wee Sandy: “Ancelotti pa, hes fae Italy, guys a born winner, won everythin, Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A, Champions League..”
Moyes: “Hes won EVERYTHIN?”
Wee Sandy: “Well mebbeez not everyth…”
Moyes: “No no, thats whit ye said - everythin!”
Wee Sandy (sighing) “Ok, ok pa, he HASNT won the division two title.”
Moyes: “Thank you!”
David Moyes looks over to the picture of himself on the mantlepiece, receiving his only trophy as a manager, the div 2 title…in 1999/2000.
Moyes: "Take it fae me son, any flash Harry can win they big glittery baubles in fitba' wi' all the money in the world. But it takes a special kind o' chap to take a team from the pits of division 2 and lift them to the heights of division 1, on a limited budget. THAT is fitba' management."
Moyes dunks a piece of shortbread into his tea.
As he lifts it to his mouth, it breaks off and falls back into his tea.
Moyes: "ACH JINGS!!"
(for Steve Ferns)
252 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:48:19
253 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:50:19
254 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:50:57
Ancelotti has the attacking option in his plan and has won competitions with elite Clubs. Everton is a rebuilding job on the field and Stadium wise. It's a lot different than what Ancelotti career path has been. Ancelotti will be on a big contract and won't lose out whatever happens. Also , it is Moshiri who is deciding whether to appoint him or not.
255 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:52:49
17% win percentage
256 Posted 16/12/2019 at 22:56:28
Steve (253) - No it DEFINITELY doesn't!
257 Posted 16/12/2019 at 23:05:21
258 Posted 16/12/2019 at 23:21:49
259 Posted 16/12/2019 at 23:43:19
I don't want to hire short term but if I he's good, gets results playing good football I don't think I would begrudge him a second season.
260 Posted 16/12/2019 at 23:47:18
261 Posted 16/12/2019 at 23:51:24
262 Posted 16/12/2019 at 23:55:42
To the doubters:- Who the fuck would you rather have as Everton's next manager than Ancelotti?
I think this is the superstar signing that Moshiri has been after since he joined. Absolutely the direction we should be travelling
263 Posted 16/12/2019 at 23:56:10
I fully expect Ancelotti to be sitting in the stands for the cup game before taking over before the Arsenal game.
264 Posted 16/12/2019 at 00:00:59
Moyes it is then.
265 Posted 17/12/2019 at 00:59:03
We all know Moshiri has links with Jim White who works for TalkSport and Sky Sports News so its hardly a surprise that they would be the first to hear. Its also no surprise that Everton have moved quickly to temper expectations. Moshiri has been guilty in the past of saying too much too soon and I suspect hes done it again.
Carlo Ancelotti at Everton. Wow. I always said that, when City got their billionaires, the first thing they did was sack Hughes and appoint Mancini and that Everton needed to do the same. Go out and make a statement of intent. Regardless of whether Ancelotti is ultimately a success, what a statement of intent that would be!
266 Posted 17/12/2019 at 07:25:40
I very expensive statement of intentwith consequences.
Prophecy is a affliction of the articulate. Recent threads have shown how far this affliction can go. If any of these reports or threads where true, Moshiri is a Kenwright with money, causing damage to Everton Football Club. He is not only the Goose with the Golden Egg, he is a Goose deciding who is the next Manager of Everton.
267 Posted 17/12/2019 at 07:29:52
268 Posted 17/12/2019 at 08:51:36
It looks as though Captain Black could be heading to Arsenal, if so we have the better deal as our man has done the wide Spectrum !
269 Posted 17/12/2019 at 08:58:01
I really hope we don't Everton this up and end up with the ginger loser.
270 Posted 17/12/2019 at 09:06:45
271 Posted 17/12/2019 at 09:09:12
272 Posted 17/12/2019 at 09:29:48
I wish people would get over this idea that we need either a loser or a novice in charge purely because he used to play for us.
273 Posted 17/12/2019 at 09:33:39
274 Posted 17/12/2019 at 09:36:04
Broadly speaking I think Ancelotti is the perfect manifestation of the former and someone like Arteta might be the poster boy for the latter.
If we go Ancelotti and Arsenal go for Arteta it will be fascinating to see which club moves forward and which falters.
Ancelotti has won ALOT of trophies. But its been about 20 years since he has managed a mid-table side. If he thinks he can improve us then i'm inclined to believe him. And if he takes the job then for the most part I will be excited to see what he can bring to the table.
One note of caution; at his last two clubs Ancelotti oversaw drops in win rate. Napoli won 66% under Sarri but only 52% under Ancelotti. Bayern won 75% under Guardiola and 70% under Ancelotti. So it would appear he has not improved the lot of his last two clubs. Third time lucky?
275 Posted 17/12/2019 at 09:41:14
We're a very different animal to Bayern or Napoli. The way things were under Silva, I reckon I could improve our win rate.
276 Posted 17/12/2019 at 10:07:51
No wonder we can't move on. If its Ferguson or Moyes then Kenwright must be pulling the strings, now its Ancellotti and the temptation for a shit joke and some negatives is just too much for some to pass up.
Fancy dedicating every post to a cheap soppy joke about a soppy individual that doesn't define Everton.
Best coach possible for Everton to pursue and we have Kenwright shite and psyche analysis on how much Ancellotti likes to coach.
Go back to champ manager or join the Ramblers where boring old repetitive chaps will chat negatively about Bill with you.
Sam Hoare, shouldn't we make sure The Manager whoever it is, gets the resources to succeed? Not former relegation battlers or players Arsenal won't use?
277 Posted 17/12/2019 at 10:21:13
278 Posted 17/12/2019 at 10:21:23
Paul@278 not quite sure of your point? Don't think I made any mention of resources made available to a manager? But yes, of course any manager should be given the tools to succeed. I think with a DOF the manager is expected to work within the clubs philosophy and recruitment structure though; in order to maintain consistency.
279 Posted 17/12/2019 at 10:22:58
280 Posted 17/12/2019 at 10:53:26
281 Posted 17/12/2019 at 11:17:21
282 Posted 17/12/2019 at 11:18:03
283 Posted 17/12/2019 at 11:21:38
The best manager since Kendall Mk 1.
Is better than Pochettino, Arteta, Benitez and Moyes.
Has knowledge of an array of World class players who will follow him to Merseyside.
January is around the corner, expect some excellent, young, future Italian stars to be coming our way.
Has won the double with Chelsea (so proven PL experience).
If things go wrong then Ferguson will always be there to step up and step in.
What's not to like? We are relegation shite and we could sign an Alex Ferguson level manager.
This could be a great appointment and finally the right man to lift the players heads, eyebrows, our status, our hopes and hopefully our league position.
284 Posted 17/12/2019 at 11:26:09
Roma wanna fee,???£10million who knows.
So give them Keane with an option to buy, €32million in two seasons.
So Ancelotti for Keane, no brainer.
Or tell the president to do one.We keep Duncan in the hot seat with Carlo assisting him through his son,Clement his head coach working with Duncan.
Buy who he wants,let Duncan get us safe,or better and Carletti comes in May ???
He can take a look at a distance 18 weeks.
Anybody bet Duncan wont keep us up mid table or better.
All the squad under the microscope of Ancelotti for 16 weeks.
Dont pay the President owt,hell back down if hes gotta pay the wages for a while.
We will be fine with Duncan for 20 games, a few buys,squad coming back together after injuries.
Happy days.Goodison will be leaping even with that arrangement.
285 Posted 17/12/2019 at 11:27:10
286 Posted 17/12/2019 at 11:34:06
Grow a pair Gordon.
He was sacked Gordon about a disagreement with the owners who cancelled the players Christmas holiday to take them away to a fitness camp. The players refused and ancelotti stood with his players. They won 4 nil in the champions league and then they sacked him.
287 Posted 17/12/2019 at 11:38:02
What is wrong with our owner ? He couldn't pick his nose and probably hit on Ancelotti to get one over his old club Arsenal.
Comedy Playhouse has got nothing on Moshiri's Everton !
288 Posted 17/12/2019 at 11:39:21
He is also one of the most successful managers in the world. At Everton.
Money talks as we all know, and Usmanov/Moshiri have money. Lots of it.
289 Posted 17/12/2019 at 11:42:06
Because he made his post read ad though it was in a Scottish accent? Maybe you read more into it than me.
If we can get him then we should jump at the chance!! His stock isnt as high as it was when he took the Munich job, but his pedigree is without doubt. Plus, the squad we have is good, just needs utilising better. With a guy like him at the helm there is little doubt the level of ambition of the club. He wont take the job without have some assurances on money to spend.
As for the Kenwright patter, give it a rest.
290 Posted 17/12/2019 at 12:02:25
291 Posted 17/12/2019 at 12:15:12
If we do business like the last few years its plain obvious we cannot blame a top manager if things go wrong, again.
292 Posted 17/12/2019 at 12:26:19
No-one will be having a go at Ancelotti for not winning the CL with this group of players but think its fair to expect him to at least get us back into 5th-7th surely?
293 Posted 17/12/2019 at 12:31:43
294 Posted 17/12/2019 at 12:44:40
Why was Ancelotti sacked? Because he fell out with the owner. Why did he fall out with the owner? Because he tried to protect his players.
The story goes as follows:
1. President is upset at a run of defeats.
2. President gives players "detention" - known in Italian as "ritiro". Basically the owner makes the players live and sleep at the training ground, unable to see their families.
3. The players adhere to detention for 3 days. Then decide to leave. The President's son then comes to stop them and ends up in a fight or "altercation".
4. Ancelotti intervenes and asks the players if they would go back to the training ground. They say no and go home.
5. Ancelotti defends the actions of his players to the media, implying the President is wrong.
6. Napoli then issue a statement saying that it is up to Ancelotti - it is his power if they have to return to detention at the training ground or not.
7. This effectively invites Ancelotti to go against the President.
8. Ancelotti does so, and the relationship is then irretrievably broken.
9. Napoli, deep in civil war, start losing more games and slip down to table and so Ancelotti is sacked as the President now has justification to do so, but waits until after the conclusion of the CL groups.
By the way, I'm no Italian football expert. I just followed this bizarre story closely as it is insane, and I love the bonkers stuff like this you see in Italy and Portugal.
295 Posted 17/12/2019 at 12:45:48
"If you mocked another nation.."
Is that what I did?
Is that what the feller who writes 'Oor Wullie' is doing?
Is that what Irvine thingy who wrote Trainspotting is doing, 'mocking' Scotland?
Well I think there's only one course of action to take.
Society should take racist filth like me and brand us (something like 'anti Scots fascist' burnt into our foreheads would get the message home).
That's AFTER we're released from Devil's Island.
Ken whit ah mean?
296 Posted 17/12/2019 at 12:49:19
297 Posted 17/12/2019 at 12:54:26
298 Posted 17/12/2019 at 13:00:10
299 Posted 17/12/2019 at 13:06:35
300 Posted 17/12/2019 at 13:07:39
301 Posted 17/12/2019 at 13:12:59
302 Posted 17/12/2019 at 13:14:59
303 Posted 17/12/2019 at 13:19:03
Downtrodden by the rest of their country, both citys show plenty of fight and determination, loads of humour, and people who live for and love their football team.
McClarren hasnt even got the sense, to actually realise what hes just said, just like he never realised how fucking stupid he looked, when he got under the umbrella at Wembley, looking like a quilt, waiting for the bus to come and get him out the rain, instead of showing a little bit of grit and passion, because he was actually managing his country that day, the middle class c**t!
304 Posted 17/12/2019 at 13:21:01
305 Posted 17/12/2019 at 13:23:54
306 Posted 17/12/2019 at 13:27:30
Silva was shorted with the squad I agree but he lacked the idea to fire a team up to win without quality.
I don't really believe in the perfect manager but as far as judging is concerned, this choice is as good as it gets.
When you said managers should improve poor teams if they are so great I total agree, its a myth, a fantasy but players it.
It would be rotten practice to see another manager not get the quality in and push the club towards the best.
Great finishing quote Tony Abrahams.
307 Posted 17/12/2019 at 13:33:36
308 Posted 17/12/2019 at 13:36:56
309 Posted 17/12/2019 at 13:40:16
Brilliant, scary and sad in equal measure, but the people seem similar, especially that dark humour, because not many people would think to make a banner for the dead, whilst celebrating something so spectacular!
310 Posted 17/12/2019 at 13:42:42
No idea on Ancelotti's ability to make speeches or fire players up, but his results in big games speak for themselves.
311 Posted 17/12/2019 at 13:52:39
I also enjoyed the one on the "Kaiser", titled the "Greatest player to never play football". Not by the same guy, but also brilliant. And another recommendation, "The Two Escobar's", a brilliant commentary on Colombian football and the drug trade. Eye opening stuff.
312 Posted 17/12/2019 at 14:00:04
As long as Ancellotti has both aspects boxed off in his management team, then great.
According to reports, hes bringing both his son and son in law with him with Duncan as ‘Assistant.
No idea how it all fits together, but its looking increasingly likely wellsoon find out.
January might be interesting!
313 Posted 17/12/2019 at 14:03:28
13.20 - "BREAKING NEWS
Carlo Ancelotti agrees four-and-a-half-year contract to become Everton head coach.
Ancelotti's son, Davide, to be assistant at Goodison Park alongside current caretaker Duncan Ferguson."
314 Posted 17/12/2019 at 14:10:16
I couldn't imagine Carlo Ancellotti having no influence in the dressing room and he doesn't need to be a cheerleader to get his message across.
Simple instructions with football logic will do just fine. I don't listen to philosophy fantasy, smart arse tactics or multi use of formations.
Its all jargon and bullshit, usually from a coach that was a shit footballer.
People think Pep coached Messi and Iniesta. What a load of fantasy football. Pep was such a genius tactician that Enrique reached 100 points quicker than Pep did. Who talks about Enrique.
Football is a mans game and its dead simple. Klopp the twat has nailed it. No bullshit information, no obsession with formation, no corner cutting lazy players.
Just fit athletes that have to show desire and directness.
315 Posted 17/12/2019 at 14:14:09
Best thing Duncan can do when there all there is take the lad into the Glady'St to watch a few games,especially against the RS.I few away game ends to.
He might get it then.
Utd,City Liverpool, we are the weak link.
Carlo wants to break into the three create the fourth,awake the giant and take some of the spoils.
He wants immortality in a great football City,part of UK. North West.
Its why hes up for it.
Two fingers up to the other three.Pit himself against Klopp,Pep,who ever is at Utd.Could have been Jose,Klopp,Pep what coach wouldnt want to go ahainst them.
Are we dreaming now.
316 Posted 17/12/2019 at 14:16:18
317 Posted 17/12/2019 at 14:19:26
However - 11th hour setbacks 'n' all. Who can forget the dropped ball at Analfield almost exactly a year ago. Don't drop this one Mosh'.
318 Posted 17/12/2019 at 14:30:56
Interesting how he praises pretty much every player, with Mason Holgate getting a special mention as one who "stands up, a real leader, a 'go-to' man in the dressing room", confirming what some of us have said previously about the player and how ballsy he looks on the pitch.
Duncan also confirms Tom Davies is playing even though carrying a knock. Really sensible coherent stuff from Ferguson. Again.
319 Posted 17/12/2019 at 14:58:31
After some digging I found out that he didn't really get on with the owner De Laurentiis from the get go.
Steve Ferns @296 has summarized the events leading to his demise.
Napoli had invested heavily (I think more than 150m. euros) to close the gap with Juve,
They're languishing in 8th place...Emotions will run high, especially in southern Italy.
If Marcel Brands is convinced, who am I to argue.
320 Posted 17/12/2019 at 17:41:09
[paraphrase] "We're at Goodison, we're at the Fortress. We need to make it a bear pit."
I have a feeling Duncan's plea will be heard very loud and clear.
I've not checked the TV schedule over here, but I'm already resigned to leaving work early to watch. It's the Holidays, why not?
Duncan Ferguson has done an amazing job. Just incredible. I'm thrilled the news is that he'll be staying on.
Four and a half years for Carlo. It's time to board the Italian train. We're in for one hell of a ride. 100% behind the new man. We're turning a corner here. I pray it all goes right.
321 Posted 17/12/2019 at 18:49:36
322 Posted 17/12/2019 at 18:56:44
I DON'T want Duncan anywhere near management but he'll do for now till the summer.
I DON'T care what you think either, but sacked boy isn't the answer either.
I DON'T know who will bring us stable,forward or would come here to be frank.
I'm NOT frank so Darren will do.
Having played at a high level and doing my job i'd like to think I know a lil bit...maybe not. The team isn't great, injuries etc...is that team when fit top 6? dream on.
323 Posted 17/12/2019 at 19:10:20
324 Posted 17/12/2019 at 19:13:06
325 Posted 17/12/2019 at 19:21:26
326 Posted 17/12/2019 at 19:26:58
327 Posted 17/12/2019 at 19:31:13
328 Posted 17/12/2019 at 19:34:59
329 Posted 17/12/2019 at 19:35:26
330 Posted 17/12/2019 at 19:36:10
331 Posted 17/12/2019 at 19:39:58
332 Posted 17/12/2019 at 19:47:47
Gylfi Sigurdsson's and Sidibe recovering from their illness "will go to the wire." Digne definitely out with a groin strain. Delph is nearing a return but unlikely to play v Leicester.
A number of U23 regulars didn't play v Wolves last night. No surprise if some of them find themselves on the bench tomorrow, I reckon.
333 Posted 17/12/2019 at 20:02:05
Now the question, do you (a) ask your trusted team to come with you to help you hit the ground running, explaining your tactics and raison d'etre to a squad of players of over 25 and allowing you a bit of head space for planning or (b) start off a transparent recruitment process, interviewing the best candidates for the job, which process could take weeks or months. If you went for (a), would you seriously rule out members of the management team that are related to you and try to find alternatives, who will take time to bed in and slow the transitioning process ?
334 Posted 17/12/2019 at 20:09:20
335 Posted 17/12/2019 at 20:17:35
Guardiola, Ferguson, Mourinho and Ancellotti are the most successful managers this century. No one else comes near them.
336 Posted 17/12/2019 at 20:32:48
337 Posted 17/12/2019 at 20:33:39
338 Posted 17/12/2019 at 20:36:00
339 Posted 17/12/2019 at 20:37:29
340 Posted 17/12/2019 at 21:47:01
341 Posted 17/12/2019 at 22:22:47
342 Posted 17/12/2019 at 23:02:29
343 Posted 17/12/2019 at 23:04:22
John posted very, very recently.
And yes, it was hilarious. Shocker, I know.
Carlo and the "Moyes Prospect Effect" have brought the All-stars out of hibernation. Thank God.
344 Posted 18/12/2019 at 00:46:43
Don Carlo with Big Dunc as Luca Brasi - sounds like a dream team to me.
345 Posted 19/12/2019 at 16:18:01
346 Posted 19/12/2019 at 16:29:18
347 Posted 19/12/2019 at 17:09:55
Really not sure how anyone can be against this appointment, WHO exactly would they prefer?
Until its official on the OS though Im still dreading a Moyes reunion😂
348 Posted 21/12/2019 at 11:26:29
Wow just WOW! COYB
349 Posted 21/12/2019 at 11:28:25
350 Posted 21/12/2019 at 11:30:02
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