Date: 14th December 2019 at 8:10am
Written by:

A few Everton fans have been sharing their disagreement with the Liverpool Echo’s Phil Kirkbride, after he claimed that Carlo Ancelotti is not the new head coach we need.

Ancelotti has been linked with the vacant Goodison Park position after being sacked by SSC Napoli, who parted company with the Italian less than three hours after he guided the San Paolo natives into the Last 16 of the Champions League.

Everton are keen on appointing the three-times Champions League winner as Marco Silva’s successor, if Ancelotti is available with Arsenal also in the frame, and is thought to be the top candidate for the role after Vitor Pereira withdrew from contention after receiving a new contract offer from Shanghai SIPG.

Kirkbride, however, has suggested that the club would be barking up the wrong tree by pursuing the former Chelsea boss, as Ancelotti would be arriving at Goodison Park at a time Director of Football Marcel Brands is setting about reducing the wage bill.

Is Ancelotti the right man to replace Silva?

Yes, absolutely

Yes, absolutely

No, keep searching

No, keep searching

No, appoint Ferguson

No, appoint Ferguson

He also states that Ancelotti has not been successful at a club of our stature before, with his trophies secured at some of Europe’s leading outfits like Real Madrid, AC Milan, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain – each of whom have vast resources.

The Echo reporter also questions if Ancelotti would be able to nurture some of our emerging talents rather than work with those at the peak of their powers.

Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to Kirkbride’s claims…

In other Everton news, the club have slapped a £14m asking price on a 6 ft 1 first-team regular amid Premier League interest.

 

Your Comment