Everton official Carlo Jacomuzzi has explained just how Carlo Ancelotti has turned things around so quickly at Goodison Park, in conversation with Calcio Napoli 24 TV.
Ancelotti was appointed as Marco Silva’s permanent successor at Everton on 21 December and, following on from Duncan Ferguson’s impressive interim spell, has helped turned the Toffees’ fortunes around further.
When Everton parted company with Silva, the Goodison Park side was battling Premier League relegation amid far too many sub-par displays.
Now the Toffees sit ninth in the table on 36 points, just five behind fourth-placed Chelsea, thanks to three wins and two draws from their last five league games (Transfermarkt).
Speaking about his compatriot, Goodison Park scout Jacomuzzi told Calcio Napoli 24 TV: “Ancelotti? He arrived in England and does simple things without many tricks.
“He put the players in their places and made them play the English way. The results come by giving the right confidence to the players who are of a good level.
“Maybe he doesn’t do the show he did in Naples, Madrid and Milan (but) he put the team in a position to do well. In the next month, I will meet him.”
The mood amongst the Everton fanbase was previously at rock bottom, but in the space of a few weeks, it has become jovial and optimistic thanks to Ancelotti’s efforts.
Clearly something wasn’t working under Silva, as Ferguson was able to turn things around so quickly – literally from his first game against a tough opponent in Chelsea.
Ancelotti has built on the Scot’s impressive work and a team that was previously floundering is now swashbuckling.
To make things even better, the Italian has ambitions for his Everton tenure – his contract is currently until 2024 – to be longer amid hopes of title charges and European runs – not to mention a brand new stadium.