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Carlo Ancelotti has agreed a deal to become the new Everton manager.
The Italian left Napoli last week and is set to take charge of the Toffees who have had club legend Duncan Ferguson in charge since the sacking of Marco Silva two weeks ago.
BREAKING: Carlo Ancelotti has agreed a deal in principle to become the next Everton manager, Sky Sports News understands
- Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) December 16, 2019
They have had a turnaround in form since sacking Silva and defeated Chelsea last weekend as well as draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford yesterday.
Sky Sports News are reporting that an official announcement could be made before Wednesday's Carabao Cup quarter-final clash with Leicester City.
Ferguson will remain in charge for that cup tie even if Ancelotti takes over.
It's a huge managerial appointment for Everton as the 60-year-old has managed some of the world's greatest teams.
He has won the league in four of Europe's top five leagues as well as the Champions League with AC Milan and Real Madrid.
English football fans will remember him for his Chelsea stint when he won a league and cup double in 2010 during his two year stay in London.
He left Napioli last Tuesday despite a 4-0 victory over Genk, after a turbulent start to the season.
Following yesterday's game against United, Ferguson discussed how the Merseyside outfit needed to focus on hiring 'the best manager.'
He said: "It's buying them a bit of time to get the right man in. With a couple of results, they can make the process more diligent."
"We need the best manager in the world and I've not got the experience."
:muscle: - "What a shift!"
:clipboard: - "I love a 4-4-2!"
:eyes: - "In this day and age it probably is a foul - everything is!"
Duncan Ferguson LOVES being Everton manager and his passion shows in this brilliant post-match interview! :clap::large_blue_circle: pic.twitter.com/Rxu92fgv9R
- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) December 15, 2019
The Toffees are hoping Ancelotti will be in charge for their next Premier League game against Arsenal on Saturday.
Everton are currently 16th place in the Premier League and are just three points above the relegation zone.
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