According to quotes from the Liverpool Echo [19:38], Everton chairman Bill Kenwright claimed at the club’s general meeting on Tuesday evening that manager Carlo Ancelotti phoned him after the Italian took charge of his first match at Goodison Park and claimed he would ‘never experience anything like that’ walking on to a football pitch – with supporters having their reservations over the ‘preposterous‘ story.
Ancelotti, who took charge of the club just before Christmas, replacing the previously sacked Marco Silva, won his first game 1-0 at home to Burnley courtesy of a dramatic late header from Dominic Calvert-Lewin – with the former AC Milan boss allegedly phoning Kenwright in praise over the atmosphere.
“He told me he’d spoken to Carlo, and he instantly said it sounded great. We knew he wanted to come to Everton. “I’m sure he won’t mind me saying he was knocked out by his first arrival at Goodison Park.
“He phoned me after the next game and said he’d never experience anything like that when walking onto a football pitch.
While this story doesn’t seem too far fetched, some Toffees supporters have their reservations given the chairman’s past antics, taking to Twitter and dismissing the tale entirely. Since taking charge, Ancelotti has won three out of his last four league matches, potentially being the start of an uphill climb despite a dramatic fall-out following the FA Cup loss to Liverpool.
Here’s what fans had to say about Kenwright’s story below.
Kenwright spinning yarn there again! Loves a good story doesn’t he.
— Michael (@MJ_EFC) January 14, 2020
My favourite part of any EFC AGM is always the completely preposterous quotes & stories that come out (usually from Kenwright). Duncan texting him 3am whilst walking in the rain & Duncan taking Ancelotti for his tea in McDonalds are up there with Mother Lukaku’s love of voodoo.
— UpperGwladysBlue (@UpperGwladysBlu) January 14, 2020
— Matt Smith (@MatthewSmithEFC) January 14, 2020
— Ant (@Anthony30609426) January 14, 2020
— Ste (@ste_henry) January 14, 2020
Ok Bill now get your shares sold and stop attention seeking
— matthew boxer davies (@matthewdavies17) January 15, 2020
Everton fans, do you believe Kenwright’s story? Join the discussion by commenting below…
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience