Collymore: Everton should replace Koeman with this Champions League winning manager
By Aramide Oladipo
Stan Collymore believes that Everton should replace current boss Ronald Koeman with Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Ancelotti, 58, is currently available after Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich sacked him last month.
The experienced manager has already experienced life in the top-flight of English football, guiding Chelsea to their first ever Premier League and FA Cup double during the 2009-10 campaign.
Ancelotti has also enjoyed success managing teams to Champions League glory, leading Spanish giants Real Madrid and Italian outfit AC Milan to victory in the elite European competition.
Writing in his column for the Mirror, the former Liverpool striker is convinced that the Italian is the perfect man to take the reigns at Goodison Park.
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“I wrote not so long ago that Koeman needed time but if I were in charge at Everton, Carlo Ancelotti’s sacking by Bayern Munich would have changed my thought process,” he wrote.
“There’s talk of the former AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid boss going to China for a big payday now his Bundesliga adventure is over.
“But Bill Kenwright and Farhad Moshiri should be finding out what sort of money is on offer over there and match it… then throw in the kitchen sink.
“I’d be saying, ‘Carlo, whatever it takes we’ll give you, we want you here for three or four years, come and get your mojo back and grow a project. You have the cache, experience and contacts in the game to take our club forward’.
“He could let them take a team talk here or the team for a cup game there, and Evertonians would buy into that.”
Koeman remains under severe pressure on Merseyside after they slumped to a disappointing 1-1 draw against newly-promoted Brighton in the league on Sunday afternoon.
The Toffees needed summer signing Wayne Rooney to convert a last-minute penalty to prevent them from their losing their fifth league match of the season.
Everton find themselves just three points above the bottom three following this weekend’s draw and their dream of securing a place in Europe this season is fading quickly.
Koeman’s side will look to get back on track when they face Ligue 1 side Lyon at Goodison Park in the Europa League in midweek.
In other Everton news, the club are reportedly lining up a move for this Newcastle United senior man.