REPORT: Carlo Ancelotti and Mauricio Pochettino Linked to Everton Job

Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti and Mauricio Pochettino are both in the frame for the Everton job, according to Paul Joyce of The Times.

Ancelotti currently sits seventh in Serie A with Napoli but there is no doubting the Italian’s elite status in management. Similarly, Pochettino can claim a place in that group of top tier managers despite recently losing his job at Tottenham Hostpur.

Carlo Ancelotti and Mauricio Pochettino Linked to Everton Job

Chasing the Stars

These two names are big names. Ancelotti has previously managed AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich. A move to Everton would represent a considerable downgrade when one considers the elite level of those five aforementioned teams. On the flip side, the Toffees would be making a huge statement if they managed to land someone of his managerial pedigree.

Pochettino would have been an easier target before his Spurs stint. Whether he would want to start again at a smaller club remains to be seen. Although, it would give him the chance to be the focal point of an ambitious project.

Kean to Get More

Moise Kean was the big-money buy from Juventus in the summer but it hadn’t been easy for the young Italian under Marco Silva. The Portuguese manager had been left unconvinced by Kean and often opted for Dominic Calvert-Lewin or Cenk Tosun. The aim for whoever takes over will be to unlock the potential of Kean. There is the real possibility that he could take off on Merseyside but he will need a manager who believes in his abilities. Pochettino certainly knows a thing or two about developing youngsters.

Defensive Discipline

Marco Silva’s Everton reign ended with a disappointing 5-2 defeat to bitter rivals Liverpool. The defence were all over the place as Jurgen Klopp’s rotated team ran riot. A managerial successor would need to instil discipline and a steeliness to the setup. Ancelotti’s know-how could be important here but the call for defensive structure is one that could well be answered by David Moyes.

 

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