Loads of Everton fans have heaped praise on Carlo Ancelotti as they gained an insight into the managerial philosophy of the three-time Champions League-winning manager.
The Italian coach arrived at Goodison Park in December as an early Christmas present, replacing Marco Silva at the helm. After the Toffees were in the relegation zone, only Liverpool have taken more points in their last 11 games in a dramatic turn of events, as per the Mirror.
Ancelotti told the club’s official website how important his relationship with his players is, and stressed the significance of speaking to players like human beings and not just football players.
“I like to treat not only the players, but all the people who work with me at the Club, as a person,” he said. “It’s funny, if you ask a player, ‘Who are you?’, They say, ‘I am a football player’. No, you are a man that plays football. If they ask me, I am a person but one who does the job of a manager. It is a little different, but it is a really important difference. You have to work with people, you have to treat the people as a person.”
As a result, supporters were delighted and made their feelings clear on social media. One fan described him as a “top bloke” and added that it is the best appointment that the club have made in years, while another said how much he adored him.
Check out some of the best Twitter responses down below…
Carlo is a fantastic ‘people’ person who I believe provides inspiration to the players and other employees. The next four games are exciting challenges and if Everton can perform well in the games leading up to the derby then with good planning we could beat Liverpool.@
— Roger Williams (@RogerWi33581994) February 16, 2020
World class manager and a top class man.
— Joe (@JoeEFC_1878_) February 16, 2020
top bloke best appointment we have done in years
— paul (@paulEfC1975) February 16, 2020
This is why players are desperate to play for likes of Carlo and klopp, because they value them as people not just commodities
— Stephen Bagan (@BaganStephen) February 16, 2020
He’s a class act. I’m currently listening to his audiobook ‘quiet leadership’ and that exact quote popped up earlier.
— Wes Cartlidge (@wescart_) February 16, 2020
I adore him 💙
— TheBlues (@gflan02) February 16, 2020
What a man 💙😍
— ⎊ carlo fantastico 💙🇮🇹 (@_jennifer1878) February 16, 2020
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