Just when we thought we all could kick back, relax and watch some international football this summer, it’s all kicked off at Goodison Park.
It looks almost certain Carlo Ancelotti will depart Everton this summer and take up the vacant manager role with former employer Real Madrid, as per transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.
Naturally, it comes as bitterly disappointing news for the Blue half of Merseyside – but one report floating around will have some Liverpool fans sitting uncomfortably too.
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According to The Athletic, who are typically a solid source, Everton are considering replacing Ancelotti with Reds legend Steven Gerrard.
The 41-year-old is obviously tied to Scottish Premiership champions Rangers, but that seemingly hasn’t stopped ‘Don Carlo’ from making a surprising career change.
Also named on Everton’s so-called shortlist is Paulo Fonseca, Erik ten Hag, Roberto Martinez, David Moyes and Rafael Benitez.
The Athletic has lowered its standards and more often than not simply adds to speculation to drive subscriptions. I wouldn’t regard it as reliable these days.
Never gonna happen, SG here till he goes back to the KOP.
The only Club that Gerrard will leave Everton for is Liverpool. Why on earth would he give us what he has developed at Rangers to go to an Everton side in drastic need of a complete overhaul. What Ancelotti achieved in the short time he was there was remarkable given some of the players he inherited. He recently highlighted what would be needed to make them serious challengers for a top four finish and it looks pretty likely given his move to Really Madrid that the required £millions was not forthcoming!