The former Chelsea boss, currently in charge at Napoli having signed a three-year deal there last year, is being viewed as an ambitious option by the Everton board but an approach to former Tottenham boss, Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly been turned down.
Pochettino is out of work after being dismissed by Spurs last month but is thought to be holding out for a bigger role, possibly at Manchester United where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still grappling with trying to get the Red Devils back into the top six.
According to The Times's Paul Joyce, Everton have sounded the Argentine out but a later report in The Athletic suggests that he rejected the overtures.
The Blues' hierarchy is likely to get a similar response from Ancelotti who has a succession of high-profile roles among his recent posts, including PSG, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich and is unlikely to look favourably on a "firefighter" and squad rebuilding role at Everton.
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1 Posted 06/12/2019 at 18:02:21
2 Posted 06/12/2019 at 18:09:14
I also hope he remembers the club from his Chelsea days and sees the current position as temporary.
3 Posted 06/12/2019 at 18:13:27
4 Posted 06/12/2019 at 18:19:02
5 Posted 06/12/2019 at 18:20:51
6 Posted 06/12/2019 at 18:23:31
Jay, there seems to be a limit to the Im immediate ambition Moshiri has. Looks as though he want to get a young squad and young manager that grows and improves together. Or he did. We pay a fortune to mismanage us. Whos next on the gravy train? Last stop Runcorn.
7 Posted 06/12/2019 at 18:23:48
My own choice is still the fat Spanish waiter, but Ten Haag could be an option at the end of the season with Dunc managing until the summer.
8 Posted 06/12/2019 at 18:31:11
No more morose overrated dullards please. If he was a winner Spurs would have kept him.
9 Posted 06/12/2019 at 18:31:29
10 Posted 06/12/2019 at 18:32:09
11 Posted 06/12/2019 at 18:34:06
12 Posted 06/12/2019 at 18:40:39
No seriously David, couldn't resist, I think within reason Ancelotti wouldn't be my personal choice (let's face it none of us have any real say anyway) but should he be the one to get the nod and the job.
I could/would accept it and support him, anyone within reason has got to be better than what we have just got shut of, AND the 3 before him.
Although he had to go I suppose, we have made no significant improvement since Bobby BS and wasted an absolute fortune in the process!
Deep down I think Moshiri knows he has both been duped by Tiny Tears, and also realised that his attempts at playing Football Manager for real, have been both a bitter and expensive experience.
So this where I believe Brands will be a big influence in the appointment of the next Everton Manager, or why else have him as DoF and elevate him to Board status, if he is to be over-ruled on all things of a serious Football nature?
13 Posted 06/12/2019 at 18:41:43
14 Posted 06/12/2019 at 18:43:46
15 Posted 06/12/2019 at 18:44:30
Soren @3 I pray to the football gods that would be true. Marcelino would be an excellent option for us, and right now IMO.
Derek @11 "Deep down I think Moshiri knows he has both been duped by Tiny Tears, and also realised that his attempts at playing Football Manager for real, have been both a bitter and expensive experience." - so far my favorite sentence on TW today haha
16 Posted 06/12/2019 at 18:46:44
17 Posted 06/12/2019 at 18:48:52
I know I'm being grumpy it's just I work with a red.
18 Posted 06/12/2019 at 19:40:01
Before Im accused of lacking ambition, take a look at what we actually need right now. Wilder would get us organised and playing as a cohesive unit. Ive followed him for a while and he is undoubtedly a very good manager. I love what he says - anyone hear him giving his thoughts on VAR yesterday? First and foremost he would keep us up. I think that is where I am at right now.
19 Posted 06/12/2019 at 19:44:41
Anthony I've been thinking the same myself and wonder whether we've tried to run before we can walk.
Incremental steps required methinks rather then great leaps.
20 Posted 06/12/2019 at 19:50:51
He is a Sheffield man through and through, is sitting comfortably at present in the Premiership (okay beaten at home by the Barcodes) but that is the only blemish thus far.
He knows his players will give him 100% and what they lack in skill they more than make up for that with tenacity and are prepared to fight for the cause.
He is a Local Hero (although he never met Burt Lancaster-(Knox Oil), film = Local Hero) and he doesn't strike me as being a mercenary!
It is someone along those lines that we need as you say to elevate our position to a respectable level, but who in this day and age is going to accept a short-term Contract that is NOT going to involve Megabucks?
21 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:07:05
22 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:07:41
Watford have just beaten us to his signature.
Every cloud has a...oops!
23 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:08:48
I can well believe Robbens comments about his basic training sessions and that hes yesterdays man.
The last thing we want is another manager without any ambition to succeed a la Koeman.
24 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:10:54
25 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:10:59
26 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:11:31
27 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:12:00
28 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:16:06
I also am fairly certain the larger bookmaker houses use web crawler software, which instantly scours 1,000s of sites - news, rumors, media, socials, etc. - for "mentions" of this or that manager. The more mentions a manager gets, the more "attractive" they make the odds look because it will drive the most number of wagers placed. And so forth.
Maybe it's entirely different in the U.K., I dunno. Wouldn't be the first time something didn't translate across the ocean.
29 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:19:15
You can't get even money for him taking the Liverpool job even now.
30 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:23:03
31 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:27:39
32 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:34:59
33 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:35:04
34 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:35:30
35 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:55:25
Hard to swallow admittedly but I think we can forget about an established manager of note. Only a mega-mercenary would be interested in any case. We need a man of presence, energy, integrity, backbone and no little skill as a coach and psychologist. Most of all we need a man chosen by Brands, answerable to Brands alone, with Brands backing him all the way as his axe gets wielded all round Finch Farm.
If Moshiri's still in it for real (and the Bramley-Moore Dock planning application to be delivered this month will be a clue) then he's going to have to take another hefty hit to his wallet as a result of the bungling that's jeopardised the club ever since he took Kenwright at his word and all but bought him out.
36 Posted 06/12/2019 at 21:22:18
I think Ancelotti is all wrong for us for a multitude of reasons that I've voiced in the past. That being said, if the alternatives are Moyes or Pereira, I'll fly to Italy right now and pick him up personally.
37 Posted 06/12/2019 at 21:34:03
38 Posted 06/12/2019 at 21:46:06
I immediately thought jokingly, he would fit in well then! A Laptop or Tablet with heatmaps etc, would be replaced with pictures, sticky back plastic and loads of Sellotape or Blue Tack!
39 Posted 06/12/2019 at 21:47:54
40 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:59:48
I'll show my arse in Lewis's window if Ancellotti comes to Goodison.
41 Posted 07/12/2019 at 01:37:14
42 Posted 07/12/2019 at 02:57:02
The handling of the Silva sacking screams "problem club". That was a stone-cold farce at Finch Farm. Moshiri addressing the players? Why? He hasn't got a clue what he's doing. Brands must be wondering what the fuck he has got himself into. It's a shambles.
I didn't think there was a possibility we could go down, but I do now. The thought of who we may end up with – and how long it may take to get it done – terrifies me.
43 Posted 07/12/2019 at 07:39:45
44 Posted 07/12/2019 at 09:41:24
45 Posted 07/12/2019 at 09:47:04
I hope he makes massive changes from the start, bench Gylfi, bin Schneiderlin, go with two up top and have a go. See whats happens. Fuck knows we are due a bit of luck.
46 Posted 07/12/2019 at 09:54:17
47 Posted 07/12/2019 at 10:57:38
48 Posted 07/12/2019 at 11:09:34
49 Posted 07/12/2019 at 14:41:31
The same as it was 2 years ago, we may not attract the best but I truly hope we are trying to get the best in.
Pochettino, Mancini, someone who can set a team up to defend whilst using the pace and movement of attackers going forward.
All we can do is hope is that it's 3rd time lucky. I don't count Unsy or Sam, they were more a short term necessity.
50 Posted 07/12/2019 at 15:30:36
He knows a bit about the club, in fact he already has his own car-parking spot. ;-)
51 Posted 08/12/2019 at 11:36:21
Is he coming? NO.
2. Barry  Pochettino: 'morose, overrated dullard' … a tad harsh, perhaps?!
3. Frank  ….'We may thrash Chelski tomorrow' ….. err !!
52 Posted 09/12/2019 at 17:39:50
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