Everton will open talks with Carlo Ancelotti over the possibility of him becoming their new manager following the Italian’s sacking at Napoli on Tuesday evening.
Ancelotti was sacked by the Serie A side last night despite guiding the club into the Champions League knock-out stages with a 4-0 home victory against Genk, the result ending a run of nine games in all competitions without a win.
According to Sky Sports, Ancelotti’s sudden availability has now alerted Everton as they seek a permanent successor to the sacked Marco Silva, with the 60-year-old’s proven track record of success and experience of English football likely to appeal to the club’s hierarchy.
The former Chelsea manager won a domestic double during his previous spell in the Premier League, whilst his pedigree in winning domestic titles in four different countries in addition to three Champions League triumphs make him a stand-out candidate for the vacant role.
Arsenal are also believed to be interested in tempting Ancelotti back to England, the North London side currently under the stewardship of interim manager Freddie Ljungberg following the decision to dismiss Unai Emery following the club’s difficult start to the campaign.
However, according to the BBC describe Everton’s hopes of tempting Ancelotti to Goodison Park as ‘remote’, whilst candidates such as Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe and Manchester City assistant Mikel Arteta will prove difficult to prise away mid-season.
Former manager David Moyes remains in the frame for a return, though Shanghai SIPG coach Vitor Pereira withdrew his interest on Tuesday in favour of staying in China.