Ancelotti confirmed as Everton manager

Everton have confirmed Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager.

The 60 year old Italian will take over from caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson tomorrow.

He's regarded as one of the most successful managers in the world having won 20 trophies including league titles in four different countries and the Champions League three times.

The club says that Ancelotti has agreed a four-and-a-half-year deal which will run until the end of the 2023/24 season. His first match in charge will be the Boxing Day fixture against Burnley.

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.

Carlo Ancelotti

Following a rigorous process conducted by all of our Directors, it is a pleasure to now welcome Carlo Ancelotti to Everton. 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.

Marcel Brands, Everton’s Director of Football