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Ancelotti in talks to become Everton manager

Everton look to be close to completing one of the most high profile managerial coup’s in recent years, with reports claiming that Carlo Ancelotti has agreed to become their new manager.

The Blues have been on the lookout for a new manager since they took the decision to sack Marco Silva earlier this month, the Portuguese having allowed the Merseyside club to drift into the relegation zone following a string of disappointing performances.

Following Silva’s sacking, club legend Duncan Ferguson has managed to pick up two hugely notable results while in interim charge of the club, the Toffees beating Frank Lampard’s Chelsea at Goodison Park before earning a point against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United at the weekend.

However, despite the growing trend in appointing club legends into managerial roles, it seems as Everton have succeeded in their quest to replace Silva with an established manager, Sky Sports one of a number of outlets reporting that Carlo Ancelotti has agreed to take over the Premier League side.

While Marco Silva was appointed with a very patchy track record, few managers can boast a CV that matches that of Ancelotti, the Italian having managed some of Europes biggest clubs, including Juventus, AC Milan, Real Madrid, PSG, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and most recently, Napoli.

The 60-year-old has picked up numerous honours across his glittering career, including three Champions League winners medals, as well as league titles in Italy, Germany, England and France, to name but a few of the medals in his collection.

It is claimed that Ancelotti – who was only sacked as Napoli boss last week – will be announced as Everton boss before Wednesday’s Carabao Cup quarter-final fixture with Leicester, with ‘Big Dunc’ said to be keen to remain part of the new manager’s coaching team.

The official line coming out of Everton however is that ‘no contract offer has been made’ after having ‘meetings with a number of candidates’.

Ancelotti has also been linked with the vacant position at Arsenal, though former midfielder Mikel Arteta is now the bookmakers favourite to take over at the Emirates.

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