- 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) NEW EVERTON MANAGER CARLO ANCELOTTI HOLDING EVERTON JERSEY ON PITCH (2 SHOTS) MEDIA ANCELOTTI HOLDING UP EVERTON SCARF ON PITCH (SOUNDBITE) (English) EVERTON MANAGER CARLO ANCELOTTI SAYING: "The biggest factor was the ambition of the club, the history that this club has, the tradition, the atmosphere of the supporters, so these are the reasons, also the fact that this club, we want to improve, want to be a better team, we want to compete and so these were the reasons I decided to come here." ANCELOTTI WALKING ON THE PITCH AT GOODISON PARK (SOUNDBITE) (English) EVERTON MANAGER CARLO ANCELOTTI SAYING: "My dream is, I love to train, I love to manage, and my dream is, I am really passionate on my job, my dream is I work for Everton that is a fantastic club, and my dream is to bring Everton in the top position of the Premier League as soon as possible." ANCELOTTI ON THE PITCH, HOLDING UP EVERTON JERSEYS ALONGSIDE EVERTON FC CEO DENISE BARRATT-BAXENDALE (ON LEFT) AND EVERTON DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL MARCEL BRANDS (ON RIGHT). (SOUNDBITE) (English) EVERTON MANAGER CARLO ANCELOTTI SAYING: "The fact that the club wants to build a new stadium that means that they have a clear idea how to improve and to have success and so it takes time, I don't know how long, of course for me it could be good to be here when the new stadium will be open and so this is what attracted me." WHITE FLASH (SOUNDBITE) (English) EVERTON MANAGER CARLO ANCELOTTI SAYING: "I have my idea of the team, of the squad, and today I start to work with a lot of commitment, and I am really excited, I want to start and I want to try my best to help the team, to be better and to help the club to be competitive and to give happiness to the supporters because it's a lot of time that this club didn't win and so this takes time, it takes time, it will not be overnight but we have to be patient and with a clear idea with a clear focus and I am sure we are going to improve quickly." WHITE FLASH (SOUNDBITE) (English) EVERTON MANAGER CARLO ANCELOTTI SAYING: "I am satisfied for the squad, of course we have to improve, we can improve but the first thing is we have in this period we have really important games, a lot of games, we have to be focused there and after that with the board, with Marcel (Brands) we can talk about how we can improve this team but the first idea now for me is we have only 3 days to prepare the next game against Burnley and we have to be focused there."
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- 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: LVA001BB75933
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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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