|By Amosu Adeboye, LAGOS|
Carlo Ancelotti has been appointed Everton manager on a four-and-a-half-year deal.
The Italian was in the stands at Goodison Park with the club’s owner Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright in Saturday’s lunchtime game against Arsenal, with Duncan Ferguson continuing his caretaker role.
Ancelotti will then meet his new players and start his new role from Sunday, with his first game in charge against Burnley on Boxing Day.
Ferguson and Ancelotti’s son Davide will work as assistants to the 60-year-old. Ancelotti said: “This is a great club with a rich history and a very passionate fan base. There is a clear vision from the owner and the board to deliver success and trophies.
“That is something that appeals to me as a manager and I am thrilled at the prospect of being able to work with everybody at the club to help make that vision a reality.
“I have seen from the performances in the last two weeks that the players are capable of so much. The work Duncan has done is a great credit to him.
“Strong organisation, strong discipline and the right motivation are some of the key ingredients in football and I’m pleased that he will be part of my backroom team moving forward.”ReplyForward
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