Everton entered last summer with Carlo Ancelotti and they had great ambitions in the transfer period, and then in the Premier League season. It started triumphantly, victories followed, but problems, defeats, draws, useless games, and attacking impotence came very quickly.
After seven tied victories that opened the season (four Premier League, three in the League Cup), the euphoria stirred the thoughts of Everton fans and instilled in them the idea of placing in the Champions League.
It turned out at the end of the season, that the reality was exactly the middle of the Premier League table. Ancelotti received a call from Florentino Perez as a "reward" for a disappointing season and did not think much.
When Real calls, the only rational answer is "yes", especially when you left a serious legacy at the Santiago Bernabeu a few years earlier, as the Italian did. However, before the Royal Club contacted Ancelotti, Inter called with the intention of making him the successor of Antonio Conte, claims the Spanish AS.
However, the legendary Italian was honest with the emissaries of Neroazzurri "I became a great team player in Milan and my heart belongs to his fans. I can't betray them," Carlo said. When he won trophies with Milan, a total of nine as a player and when he did the same as a coach (one less), he could not know that the unbreakable connection with Milan would be an indirect factor in his return to Real Madrid.
He was twice European champion with the Rossoneri in his playing days, as many times as a strategist. At Real, he won four trophies in two years, bringing Blancos the long-awaited "La Decima", the jubilee tenth title of the champion of the Old Continent.
Everton wants a new coach
Ancelotti has always been known as a man of trust, both in Milan and in Madrid, the clubs that marked his coaching career. Jose CEO Sanchez contacted Everton leaders who, despite the contract until 2024, did not want to stop him from returning to the Spanish capital.
That is why Everton is now knee-deep in the search for his successor, and the former Wolverhampton coach Nuno Espirito Santo is mentioned as the first choice. However, the media in Italy and England, above all Calcomercato and the Daily Mail, write that the team from Goodison included Andrea Pirlo on the list of candidates.
He did not become famous at Juventus, winning the Cup and the Super Cup, but the most important Serie A trophy escaped the Old Lady after nine dominant years. Pirlo was fired and gave way to Massimiliano Allegri, and despite the rather difficult starting season, there are people interested in his services in Italy, such as Sassuolo and Verona.
Although Everton is not a club of appetites equivalent to Juventus, it does not seem realistic that they will opt for a coach who has only one season in senior football behind him.