A few Everton fans have been reacting on social media after one supporter shared a short clip of Carlo Ancelotti’s immediate response to the teams emerging from the tunnel on Saturday.
Ancelotti was in the stands as we drew nil-nil with Arsenal in the hours after his appointment as Marco Silva’s successor was confirmed, with the Italian signing a four-and-a-half-year deal to take charge at Goodison Park following his sacking by SSC Napoli.
There was not much to get Ancelotti’s heart rate going during the game as both sides produced drab performances, capitalised by the Toffees failing to register a single shot on target in a Premier League game for the first time since we lost 2-0 to Manchester United on January 1, 2018.
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The response given by the Goodison Park faithful as the teams emerged from the tunnel ahead of kick-off left an instant impression on Ancelotti, though, as the 60-year-old could be seen mouthing “wow” as fans took to their feet to applaud the players onto the pitch.
Carlo Ancelotti mouths “wow” in reaction to Everton’s Goodison Park entrance against Arsenal on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/HG1XuaN7WQ
— Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) December 22, 2019
Ancelotti was clearly taken back by the reception he received, as well, as the Italian later took to Twitter himself to share his gratitude for the warm welcome given.
What an amazing reception at Goodison Park. Very motivated. https://t.co/VH0JdKR4kF
— Carlo Ancelotti (@MrAncelotti) December 22, 2019
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to Ancelotti’s immediate take on the Goodison Park faithful from Saturday’s draw with Arsenal…
if he thinks thats loud wait until derby day or wen we really start to kick on he”ll need ear plugs.
— paul (@bramlymoore) December 22, 2019
Fantastic. Carlo getting a dose of EFC passion!!!
— BazintheCity (@BazintheCity) December 22, 2019
Once Everton touches you……
— M@tt (@Thin_Blue_Matt) December 23, 2019
Is right Carlo mate. Wait til he experiences the derby!
— That Blue Boy (@thatblueboy98) December 22, 2019
I think it was because he seen Iwobi was starting
— Elliott McDonough (@McDonoughE) December 23, 2019
— Bugsy (@bugsy468) December 22, 2019
90 minutes later… 😂https://t.co/BxZ5M9GFQ2
— YankeeBlue214 (@YankeeBlue214) December 22, 2019
In other Everton news, a £10.8m-rated first-team regular has been put forward as Ancelotti’s potential first sale.