- Title: 'My dream is to bring Everton to the top of the Premier League', says Ancelotti
- Date: 23rd December 2019
- Summary: LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UK (DECEMBER 23, 2019) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) EVERTON MANAGER CARLO ANCELOTTI SPEAKING ABOUT DUNCAN FERGUSON, SAYING: "He will be on my staff, he will be assistant, I think that he's really important for me, I am used to working with an assistant from the club, I had at Paris St Germain Claude Makelele, I had Zidane in Real Madrid, I had Sagnol in Bayern so because it's important, because I think Duncan knows really well the characteristics of the players, knows really well the atmosphere and the training ground, the atmosphere so it will be really helpful for me."
- Embargoed: 6th January 2020 12:37
- Keywords: Carlo Ancelotti Everton Premier League
- Location: LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UK/MILAN, ITALY
- City: LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UK/MILAN, ITALY
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA003BB75933
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- Story Text: Everton's ambition to be among the Premier League's elite is what convinced new manager Carlo Ancelotti to take up the role at the Merseyside club, the Italian said on Monday (December 23).
Ancelotti, one of Europe's most successful coaches who also managed Chelsea in England, left Napoli this month and replaced Portuguese Marco Silva who was sacked after a 5-2 loss to local rivals Liverpool left them in the relegation zone.
Everton, now 15th after finding a measure of stability under interim boss Duncan Ferguson, submitted a planning application for their proposed new 52,000-seater Bramley-Moore Dock stadium on Monday.
Ancelotti, who has won titles with European heavyweights such as AC Milan and Real Madrid, outlined his long-term plan to get Everton playing football that would delight the club's supporters.
Ancelotti confirmed Ferguson would stay on in his coaching staff because he was familiar with the players, saying he had done the same at Paris St Germain with Claude Makelele and Real Madrid with Zinedine Zidane.
Everton host Burnley on Thursday.
Speaking about racism in soccer, Ancelotti said that it is a big problem everywhere and that federations around the world have to be really tough and strong in their fight against it.
(Production: Annette Faydenko)
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