I Want To Stay At Everton For A Long Time – Ancelotti
Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that he would like to remain at Everton for the long term and lead the club at their soon to be new home at Bramley Moore Dock.
Ancelotti who joined the Blues in December and signed a four and a half year deal has set his sights on staying longer than his contract after admitting that he is loving life on Merseyside.
“I signed a four-and-a-half-year deal and I would like to finish my contract, to stay here, to do my best,” he said. And after that, if there is a possibility to continue, I would like to stay more. The ambition and idea is to stay longer.
“The plan is quite clear. First of all, the Club is going to build a new stadium, which is really important. The Club has big ambitions to be competitive in the Premier League and in Europe. We are working for this.
“The base of the squad is very good. We have some young players that are growing. Year-by-year, I think we are going to improve.”
Ancelotti came into the club after Everton had sacked previous manager Marco Silva after a dreadful run that included 8 defeats in 11 games and with the club third from bottom in the Premier League.
Duncan Ferguson took over as caretaker Manager and oversaw a change in results and atmosphere as he reunited the fans and the side. Under Ferguson’s tutelage Everton remained unbeaten in his three Premier League games in charge against Chelsea (3-1) Manchester United (1-1) and Arsenal (0-0). Ancelotti was so impressed with Ferguson’s stint that he promoted him to become Assistant Manager alongside his son Davide Ancelotti in a new look management team.
Those foundations have been built on by Ancelotti and when asked where he thinks Everton will be in three years, Ancelotti replied:
“I think I see Everton towards the top of the table, fighting for some titles, fighting to be competitive in Europe.
“And, hopefully, in the new stadium with all the crowd singing my song [laughs]. This is the dream!”
Click the video below to hear the Carlo’s song.
“Everton is a beautiful club, and we have a beautiful training ground. You spend most of your time at USM Finch Farm – you spend more time here than in your house. It is one of the best training facilities that I have ever seen.
“This place is a family. It is a real family. There are a lot of Evertonians that are working at this club.
“Also, the atmosphere in the stadium and in the city, you see how our supporters are so passionate and close to the team, to the players. It is a family. Liverpool is a nice city, too. It is particularly different from London. The people are really friendly. I like it here.
“I just have to get used to the weather! After Napoli, I have to adapt a little bit, but it is no problem. “The weather is like the north of Italy and I was born there so I have no problem for this!”
Ancelotti also had an answer for some of the pundits who still question why he joined Everton and he was emphatic in his reply.
“I came here because it was a great opportunity. It is a great club with great tradition – and a club that has big ambitions.”