Ancelotti accepts Everton deal

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With the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti at Merseyside on Monday, it is said that all talks went well and that the Italian and Everton have reached an understanding that he will become Everton’s next permanent manager.

Everton are set to face Leicester in a quarter-final clash at Goodison Stadium on Wednesday and everyone awaits weather the appointment of the new manager will be announced before the crucial match.

The club released a statement on Monday in which they stated that they have met a number of candidates for the manager position, but they are still yet to offer anyone anything.

A statement read: “In the 11 days since Marco Silva left the club, the Everton board has been working to recruit a new permanent manager – and has held meetings with a number of candidates. We can confirm that thus far no contract offer has been made and no candidate has chosen to withdraw from the process. While the club is keen to confirm a new permanent manager as soon as possible, the only important duty is that the right appointment is made. While our process continues, Duncan Ferguson will remain as caretaker manager and will take charge of the side for Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup quarter-final against Leicester City.”

Ancelotti arguably seems like the fit candidate for the vacancy having won the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Community Shield during his time at Chelsea from 2009 – 2011, and has won three Uefa Champions League trophies.

By Amahle Siphungu

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