Many Everton fans have been left disgraced after a fellow Toffees supporter asked Carlo Ancelotti to sign a range of matchday programmes from his first game in charge of the club.
Ancelotti was appointed as Marco Silva’s permanent successor on December 21, and has since overseen two wins from two with triumphs at home to Burnley on Boxing Day and away to Newcastle United on Saturday.
We now head into the New Year tenth in the Premier League table and six points behind fifth-placed Manchester United, having been inside the relegation zone at the time of Silva’s sacking on December 5.
Ancelotti’s arrival at Goodison Park has been described as the biggest managerial appointment in our club’s history, with some questioning our aspirations of signing the 60-year-old before his appointment.
Ancelotti arrived on Merseyside to replace Silva in the dugout, with a trophy cabinet brimming with three Champions League winners’ medals, a Premier League trophy, an FA Cup, Bundesliga crown, Serie A title, Ligue 1 trophy, three UEFA Super Cups and two World’s Best Club Coach awards.
Some fans have now been left disgusted after a fellow supporter, who runs the Everton Memorabilia Twitter account, sought to ask Ancelotti to sign a batch of matchday programmes from his first game in charge.
Where do you stand on Ancelotti being asked to sign the programmes?
It's fine, if he's happy to sign them
Totally against it, they should stop
Here are some of the messages shared…
Don’t like this. Do what you want, but it seems odd to me that you go out of your way to meet Carlo Ancelotti and hand him a stack of programmes to sign. He’s not a cash cow. Let him live his life. https://t.co/gu3DEbD26B
— Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) December 30, 2019
Agreed . Pathetic this like
— big duncs pigeons (@goodisonblue2) December 30, 2019
— Andrew (@I_am_Fletch) December 31, 2019
Yeah not a fan of this
— Dan Thomas (@DT1878) December 30, 2019
Totally agree! Leave the man alone
— Matt Davies (@MattyDavies1994) December 30, 2019
Will come to a point were the manager and players won’t stop because of people taking advantage like this then young kids will miss out on a signature from their blue hero!
— Mark Williams (@Marco_willo5) December 30, 2019
I feel ashamed for anybody that does this
— Robert (@RobNolan76) December 30, 2019
Ask for a photo, ask him to sign your shirt. Then move on. Shouldn’t exploit the man.
— Woody Whitaker (@Woody_Whitaker1) December 30, 2019
Agree 100%, proper weird behaviour this
— Will (@WillNSNO) December 30, 2019
In other Everton news, the club are claimed to be on pole to secure the services of a 76-cap international next month.