Everton have announced Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager. The three times Champions League winner joins the Toffees on a contract that runs until 2024. The legendary manager won 20 titles including the league title in four different countries.
Caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson will remain incharge of the team for their fixture against Arsenal today. The new manager is expected to watch them from the stands. Ancelotti’s first in the dugout will be against Burnley.
Ancelotti has been in-charge of European heavyweights Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. His appointment of the new Everton boss has excited the Everton faithful.
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.– New Everton Manager Carlo Ancelotti
“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.”
Carlo Ancelotti is not new to English football and has enjoyed tremendous success as the manager of Chelsea where he won the Premier League and FA Cup double in his first season.
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.– Marcel Brands, Everton’s Director of Football
“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.”