The Everton fans in the Transfer Tavern are finally coming round to the news of Ronald Koeman’s sacking. Though it was not entirely unexpected, most of the fans in the pub were confident that the Everton brass would give him more time – but it appears as though the loss at Arsenal was the final straw.
Koeman’s performance as manager this season has certainly been below par, with the Dutchman failing to get the best out of his team despite the Everton brass investing heavily in the club over the summer.
Unfortunately, though, it appears as though their managerial chase has gotten off to the worst possible start – at least according to Transfer Market Web. They report that Carlo Ancelotti has rejected the idea of managing the Toffees, with the Italian turning down a proposal from the club. Their quick move for the Italian would seem to suggest that he was the club’s first choice, though they are now said to be keen on the likes of Thomas Tuchel and Sean Dyche.
Ancelotti would certainly have been a coup for the club, like hitting the jackpot at a casino online, with the Italian having managed some of the best clubs in the world. Whilst his previous stint at Bayern Munich was far from the perfect run, he took Real Madrid back to the top of the European pile just a few years ago, and so he’s clearly got the talent.
What’s more, his time in charge of Chelsea means that he is experienced in the English top flight, making him potentially the best high-profile option for the club. It looks as though it’s back to the drawing board for the Toffees, though.
Carlo Ancelotti was an early audacious shout from a few of the Everton fans in the pub, and it’s clear that he would have been a great fit. He’s experienced, highly regarded and he would command respect, and that’s just what Everton need right now. Their lack of European football and current league standing could have been what put the Italian off, though.
There are other options for Everton, of course, but it’s certainly frustrating for the club.
Everton fans – thoughts?
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