Everton confirm Carlo Ancelotti as new boss before Arsenal game, contract details revealed

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Everton have announced Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager.

Everton have announced Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager, with the Italian signing a four-and-a-half-year deal. Ancelotti has won 20 trophies during his illustrious career including the Champions League three times.

He will be watching on from the stands for Everton’s Premier League clash against Arsenal on Saturday afternoon.

Ancelotti’s first match will be against Burnley at Goodison Park on Boxing Day.

The former Chelsea boss has revealed he’s ready to get going on Merseyside.

Ancelotti said: “This is a great club with a rich history and a very passionate fan base.

“There is a clear vision from the Owner and the Board to deliver success and trophies.

“That is something that appeals to me as a manager and I am thrilled at the prospect of being able to work with everybody at the Club to help make that vision a reality.

“I have seen from the performances in the last two weeks that the players are capable of so much.

“The work Duncan has done is a great credit to him. Strong organisation, strong discipline and the right motivation are some of the key ingredients in football and I’m pleased that he will be part of my backroom team moving forward.”

Everton’s Director of Football Marcel Brands added: “Following a rigorous process conducted by all of our Directors, it is a pleasure to now welcome Carlo Ancelotti to Everton.

“He is one of the finest managers in world football and a proven winner, having achieved a remarkable level of success in each of Europe’s major leagues.

“He is the perfect appointment for us. He embraces our vision for the Club and we are sure that his enthusiasm to take the helm at Goodison together with his tactical abilities and well-renowned man-management will make him successful in this role.

“This was a clear and exciting decision for the Board to make. It was a unanimous choice and one we were all fully united behind throughout.

“Carlo has proven time and again, he knows how to build a trophy-winning side and we share the excitement of our fans at the prospect of him leading our team in the years ahead. We’re all greatly looking forward to working with him.”

Everton announced their new manager around an hour before their Premier League game against Arsenal.

The Toffees can move up to 13th in the league with a win against the Gunners.

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