Our three potential replacements of Carlo Ancelotti at Everton
We have chosen the three potential candidates to replace the now Real Madrid manager, these candidates are a blend of successful, young, and aspirational coaches in the world of football management. Everton fans are desperate to see their club winning silverware and with the expectations of the current project, all of them are capable of delivering success to the club in the near future.
Carlo Ancelotti shocked the blue half of Merseyside when he made a decision to join Real Madrid ahead of the 2021/22 season. The Italian joined Everton on 21st December 2019 following his dismissal from Napoli eleven days before his arrival at Goodison Park and led the team to the twelfth place finish in the 2019/20 season.
In his first full season with Everton, he signed Colombian superstar James Rodriguez from Real Madrid for free as one of his many signings to get reunited with him for the third time in his career after managing him in La Liga and Bundesliga.
Everton started the campaign brightly winning their first seven games in all competition, with four of those coming in the Premier League which earned him the Manager of the Month for September. However, a mix of form during the later stages of the season saw the club finish in tenth.
Farhad Moshiri had previously indicated that he wants to see Everton challenging the “Big Teams” and competing for the major honours for that reason he appointed Ancelloti as he always wanted an influencing figure on the touchline for his ambitious project.
Carlo posted a message on his social media Thanking Everton and its supporters during his stay at the club and also said that he decided to leave for a team that was always in his heart.
With fans want to see another big name like Antonio Conte or Diego Simeone at the helm to lead their team for the top places in the league. The task is again in the hands of the owner to find a candidate who can build the squad and guarantee a commitment for the project that Moshiri is envisaging.
Here are our potential managers who can replace the Italian:
Nuno Espirito Santo
Nuno has been previously linked with Crystal Palace to replace Roy Hodgson after leaving Wolves at the end 2020/21 season where he spent four seasons, with three of those are in the Premier League. He guided the West Midlands club to a successive seventh-place finish in 2018/19 and 2019/20 and also helped them reach the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League. However, now Everton are also without a manager and assessing the situation of the Portuguese manager, it is up to him to decide where he wants to start his new venture ahead of the new campaign.
The 43-year-old is currently without a club after leaving Bournemouth at the end 2019/20 campaign, a season in which the club got relegated after five years in the English top flight. In May this year, he rejected an offer from Celtic to become their manager. Howe, who is also an Everton supporter might relish a lifetime opportunity to manage his boyhood club and chairman Bill Kenwright would also like to push for his appointment as he was always in support of a British manager. Howe being only 43 and can also be considered a good option for the long term project that the club has, his attractive and attacking style of football can also make him the perfect candidate for the position.
One Italian manager is on our potential list of managers to replace the outgoing Carlo Ancelloti. Conte, who recently led Inter Milan to their first league title after eleven years is without any club after leaving Nerazzurri by mutual consent, however, it might be very difficult to lure him to Goodison Park. He is in the probability list of managers solely due to the high ambitions of owner Farhad Moshiri for the club, who always wanted a “High Profile” candidate as we have seen in Ancelloti’s case which was Moshiri’s appointment and if Conte were to move to Merseyside it can only be possible by the power and wealth of club’s owner.