Carlo Ancelotti, Everton Reportedly Agree Deal to Become Everton's Next Manager

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistDecember 16, 2019

NAPLES, ITALY - DECEMBER 10: Carlo Ancelotti head coach of SSC Napoli looks on during the UEFA Champions League group E match between SSC Napoli and KRC Genk at Stadio San Paolo on December 10, 2019 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)
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Carlo Ancelotti has reportedly agreed to become the next manager of Everton, and could soon be confirmed as Marco Silva's replacement.

The Toffees are currently under interim manager Duncan Ferguson, with the Scot recently taking charge of the Premier League games against Chelsea and Manchester United.

Sky Sports News reported on Monday Ancelotti has "an agreement in principle" to take over on Merseyside.

However, the Daily Mail's Dominic King tweeted further talks are expected before an announcement.

Dominic King @DominicKing_DM

Everton and Carlo Ancelotti: it is not done, he is not on Merseyside. Talks would not take place in Liverpool, as board based in London. However... Ancelotti is due in London and face-to-face talks are planned with Farhad Moshiri. Moshiri has previously held talks with Moyes

Ancelotti was sacked on Tuesday as Napoli coach after a disappointing run of seven Serie A matches without a win.

The Italian has managed some of the biggest clubs in the world, including Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and AC Milan.

Ancelotti also has Premier League experience as Chelsea manager, winning the title and FA Cup during his two-year spell at Stamford Bridge.

Everton have seen an upturn in performance since Silva's exit, and the 3-1 win at home to Chelsea underlined their potential. The Toffees then drew 1-1 with Manchester United on Sunday. 

Ancelotti's potential arrival would provide the club with a world-class operator as they seek to climb the table.

The capture of the 60-year-old would be a major coup for the Merseyside club as they attempt to live up to expectations after a disappointing campaign so far. Everton currently lie 16th in the league, just three points above the relegation zone.