Report: Everton target Champions League winner to replace Koeman, manager keen to join on one condition
By Aramide Oladipo
Everton are interested in making Carlo Ancelotti their new manager after sacking Ronald Koeman on Monday afternoon, according to a report.
The Sun claims that the 58-year-old would be open to managing the Merseyside club but he will only take on the job if Paul Clement becomes his assistant manager at Goodison Park.
Clement is currently managing fellow Premier League side Swansea City who are level on points with the Toffees in the league table.
The newspaper reports that the Italian was being considered as a possible alternative to Koeman before he was sacked following the 5-2 loss against Arsenal on the weekend.
The report claims that Everton owner Farhan Moshiri is confident that Ancelotti has the credentials to help the Toffees climb up the table.
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Despite guiding Bayern Munich to the Bundesliga title last season, Ancelotti was dismissed in September after a 3-0 Champions defeat against Paris Saint-Germain.
Ancelotti has enjoyed great success throughout his managerial career, leading AC Milan and Real Madrid to the Champions League success.
The Italian has also demonstrated that he can deliver in England after guiding Chelsea to a Premier League and FA Cup double in his debut campaign in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Football Insider verdict
Despite getting sacked from Bayern earlier on this season, securing Ancelotti’s signature would be a massive coup for the Merseyside club. The Italian is considered to be one of the best managers of his generation and he certainly brings a winning mentality to every club. However, Everton will face a tough task in persuading Clement to quit his job at the Liberty Stadium to become Ancelotti’s number two on Merseyside. Clement appears to be enjoying being the main man at Swansea and he might feel that he has learned enough from Ancelotti during his time together with him in Spain and Germany. The Everton hierarchy must try and convince the Italian that the job is still the right one even if Clement refuses to join him.
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