Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has suggested to the Pure Football Podcast that he’d love to play for Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti.
The centre-back signed for United in 2016 from Villarreal for £30 million but has struggled with injury problems during his time at the club.
He has made 97 appearances for the Red Devils in total, starting six matches in the Premier League this season.
Everton are going well in the top-flight this season and have a real chance of qualifying for Europe this season.
Under Ancelotti, they look far more organised and his summer recruits showcase a club that is keen to go places.
Bailly is a big fan of the Italian though and has said he’d love to play under his stewardship.
He told the Pure Football Podcast: “From all the managers in the history of football? When I was younger we always watched Chelsea who were lucky to have Mourinho, but I always liked Ancelotti.”
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The 26-year-old could find himself in a situation where he is looking for a new club soon enough.
He is behind Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof in the pecking order at Old Trafford and if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pursues another defender, he will slip further.
Everton attracted James Rodriguez as their stellar recruit in the summer. Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Ben Godfrey also arrived in a decent window for the Toffees.
Another centre-back might not go amiss though and Bailly might be someone under consideration by Ancelotti.
His latest comments imply that he’d jump at the chance to join Everton and it’ll be interesting to see if the £80,000-a-week player gets the chance to play under his favourite boss.