Carlo Ancelotti is expected to be confirmed as Everton manager this week to replace Marco Silva. Everton is getting a serial winner in Carlo Ancelotti, who has won trophies across the top five major European leagues. Carlo Ancelotti left Napoli after a bust-up with owner Aurelio De Laurentiis and dressing room mayhem.
Ancelotti managerial Honours
Carlo Ancelotti is one of the only three managers to have won the UEFA Champion’s League three times twice with AC Millan and once with Real Madrid. He has managed clubs likes AC Millan, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Paris Saint Germain, and Napoli and has won titles in Italy, France, England, Germany, and Spain. Carlo Ancelotti has choked success across Europe, and he is a proven winner, and no doubt, he is one of the greatest coaches on football history.
What will Ancelotti Bring?
Ancelotti will instill a winning mentality in the players. The winning culture he instilled at the clubs he has managed over the years presents a clear blueprint of what he could bring to Everton, and he has enough skill and experience to do so for Everton. Ancelotti’s list of achievements is excellent and impressive. He would come with arguably the most remarkable CV the club has ever seen. Everton is now 16th on the premier league table, and his immediate task will be to lift Everton out of the bottom half of the Premier league table. Ancelotti is a proven winner, and he arrives with the reputation of winning trophies. The last time Everton won a trophy was way back 1996 when they lifted the community shield after winning the FA Cup the season before. At the moment, the FA Cup is the only available trophy Ancelotti has a chance of winning. The big question is, can he challenge for the premier league title next season? That could be a tough task for him. The FA Cup, Carabao Cup and qualification for European competitions could be his target for next season. Consistency would be top of his agenda, and he will need to work on the psyche of the players. Most of the Everton players are out of form, and the arrival of Ancelotti will bring the best out of the likes of Moise Kean, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Yerry Mina, Michael Kean, and Alex Iwobi. Most of the players at Everton have never worked with such a high profile manager like him, and they are going to play all their hearts out for him.
The January transfer window will provide Ancelotti the right opportunity to address some of the various issues in all of the areas in the team. He will need to bring in an established defensive midfielder to fill the void left by the departure of Idrissa Gueye to Paris St. Germain during the summer. His replacement, Gbamin, is currently out injured. The defensive backline is always troubled regularly. The team has conceded a total of 29 goals so far this season.
With the strike force, he will need to work on Moise Kean and Dominic Calvert- Lewin because they are still young and could improve eventually under Ancelotti. Moise Kean, in particular, has lacked the confidence and quality he possessed at Juventus, and the arrival of Ancelotti could help unlock his full potential at the club.
Can he close the gap between Everton and Liverpool?
The Merseyside derby has been a one-sided game for close to a decade now. Everton’s last Merseyside derby triumph came way back in 2010 under manager David Moyes. From 2010 till now, Liverpool has won ten premier league meetings and drawn eight against Everton. Their last encounter saw Everton thrashed by five goals to 2, which resulted in the dismissal of Marco Silva. The question now is, can Ancelotti close the gap? His first Merseyside derby will be in January when they meet in the FA Cup third round. Everton could draw inspiration from the fact that Ancelotti’s Napoli is the only team to beat Liverpool so far this season. Under manager Carlo Ancelotti, the reds have managed to win only one losing two and drawing one this record against Liverpool will give the fans of the Toffee’s some reason to celebrate and am very sure his potential appointment will be a worry for rival clubs especially Liverpool.