Fleetwood Town boss Joey Barton has sent a message on Instagram to opposite number Carlo Ancelotti following his side’s clash against Everton in midweek.
Premier League outfit Everton beat League One opponents Fleetwood 5-2 on Wednesday night in a thrilling Carabao Cup third round fixture.
The Merseyside giants continued their impressive start to the new season, as they have won two league matches and two cup ties so far in their opening four games.
High-profile Italian manager Ancelotti was appointed at Goodison Park midway through last season, but has started his first full campaign at Everton in impressive fashion and has got his team playing some eye-catching football.
Barton uploaded a post on his Instagram to Ancelotti, where he said he was testing himself against one of the very best.
Ancelotti is regarded by many as one of the top managers across Europe and his CV speaks for itself, which is why it’s no surprise that his Everton team appear to be improving game on game.
The club have spent wisely in the summer to add real quality to their squad in the shape of Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure, James Rodriguez and Niels Nkounkou.
Many are now suggesting that the Toffees should be right in the mix for European qualification after such a strong start, but going deep into a cup competition would be excellent too and Ancelotti is a man that knows how to win silverware.