Former coach of Napoli football club, Carlo Ancelotti has been appointed as Everton football club manager.

Ancelotti who was sacked by the Serie A side Napoli has taken over from Marco Silva at Goodison Park on a contract set to run through to 2024.

The former Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea coach is excited to be back to the English  Premier League again.

According to Everton’s Official club website, Ancelotti said, “This is a great club with a rich history and a very passionate fan base.

“There is a clear vision from the Owner and the Board to deliver success and trophies. That is something that appeals to me as a manager and I am thrilled at the prospect of being able to work with everybody at the Club to help make that vision a reality.

“I have seen from the performances in the last two weeks that the players are capable of so much. The work Duncan [Ferguson] has done is a great credit to him. Strong organisation, strong discipline and the right motivation are some of the key ingredients in football and I’m pleased that he will be part of my backroom team moving forward.”

Everton’s director of football Marcel Brands also issued a statement welcoming Ancelotti to the club, insisting he is the “perfect appointment”.

“Following a rigorous process conducted by all of our Directors, it is a pleasure to now welcome Carlo Ancelotti to Everton,” said Brands. “He is one of the finest managers in world football and a proven winner, having achieved a remarkable level of success in each of Europe’s major leagues.

Goal.com