Carlo Ancelotti's Everton ready to welcome "The Lion"

Ever since Carlo Ancelotti was sacked, rumors of him becoming the next Everton manager never cooled down. Apart from this, Zlatan Ibrahimovic also made it clear that he is done with MLS and will look for a new challenge, a new club that wants to get back to its standard. Suddenly rumors about Zlatan going to Everton began, just a day after Carlo Ancelotti was linked with the club.

Carlo Ancelotti after becoming the Everton boss saw his team play against Arsenal. When asked about the possibility of Ibrahimovic joining the club on Monday, Ancelotti said,” Zlatan is a good friend of mine, he was my player. Fortunately, I have trained a lot of good players, fantastic players. Ibrahimovic has finished his time in the United States but really I don’t know what is his idea.”

 Carlo Ancelotti (Picture: Sky Sports)  Ancelotti
Carlo Ancelotti (Picture: Sky Sports)

“I really don’t know. I’d have to call him. If he wants to come here, enjoy it, then he can come.”After this, he instantly added,” but not to play!” in an attempt to cool the expectations and the speculations being made just after his appointment.

Ibrahimovic, however, is a free agent after leaving the MLS side LA Galaxy earlier this year and the 38-year-old striker is heavily linked with a return to Seria A as well, with Milan and Ancelotti’s former club, Napoli being the interested parties.

Ancelotti was also asked if he could manage a player of Zlatan’s caliber at a club like Everton to which Ancelotti responded by saying,” I don’t know. But I’m not a manager that is used to working alone. I don’t know whether it is helpful if some players want to come here because I am here. It has happened in the past sometimes.”

He further added that a proper selection of the players is also needed who are suitable to represent the club. Everton stunned the world by signing Moise Kean from Juventus, though the teenager has struggled, failing to score in 16 appearances overall. However, he made the headlines after being subbed just after 19 minutes by the Everton interim boss, Duncan Ferguson against Manchester United.

Ancelotti was seen very eager and he accepted it as he expects to develop Kean, but he made it clear that Kean will take time to adapt to English football. 

With Kean being available, the arrival of another striker who is certainly not in his prime is very unlikely. Ancelotti, however, has coached Ibrahimovic at PSG which proves that anything is possible.

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