Everton announced the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as the club’s new manager on Saturday
Former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich coach Ancelotti expressed his delight after returning to the Premier League, telling Everton’s official club website: “This is a great club with a rich history and a very passionate fan base.
The Italian boss, who was recently sacked by Napoli, has been drafted in to succeed Marco Silva at Goodison Park on a contract set to run through to 2024.
Silva’s sacking followed the club’s 5-2 defeat by Merseyside rivals Liverpool earlier this month.
Marcel Brands, Everton’s Director of Football, said: “Following a rigorous process conducted by all of our Directors, it is a pleasure to now welcome Carlo Ancelotti to Everton. He is one of the finest managers in world football and a proven winner, having achieved a remarkable level of success in each of Europe’s major leagues.
“He is the perfect appointment for us. He embraces our vision for the Club and we are sure that his enthusiasm to take the helm at Goodison together with his tactical abilities and well-renowned man-management will make him successful in this role.
This was a clear and exciting decision for the Board to make. It was a unanimous choice and one we were all fully united behind throughout.
Carlo has proven time and again, he knows how to build a trophy-winning side and we share the excitement of our fans at the prospect of him leading our team in the years ahead. We’re all greatly looking forward to working with him.”
Ancelotti’s first match in the dugout will be the visit of Burnley to Goodison Park on Boxing Day, the club announced