Premier League

Everton to open talks with Arsenal-linked Ancelotti

Everton have reportedly made contact with Carlo Ancelotti after the Italian was sacked as manager of Serie A side Napoli on Tuesday night.

Rumour Has It: Everton to open talks with Arsenal-linked Ancelotti

Manager-less Everton are set to make the first move for Carlo Ancelotti. "The Toffees" will reportedly begin talks with the Italian following his departure from Napoli on Tuesday.

Ancelotti was sacked three hours after a 4-0 win over Genk, which confirmed the Serie A club's place in the Champions League knockout rounds.

Everton will waste no time in opening contract talks with free agent Ancelotti in the wake of his Napoli exit, according to Sky Sports.

Managerless Arsenal are also said to be considering the 60-year-old former Chelsea, Milan and Real Madrid boss as a possible replacement for Unai Emery.

Napoli head coach Carlo Ancelotti on the bench before the UEFA Champions League, Group E football match between SSC Napoli and KRC Genk on December 10, 2019 at Stadio San Paolo in Naples, Italy

But the Toffees could get the jump on their Premier League rivals after Shanghai SIPG's Vitor Pereira pulled out of the race to succeed Marco Silva, although David Moyes reportedly remains an option to take charge on an interim basis.

Ancelotti has won the Champions League three times as a coach and secured league titles in England, France, Germany and Italy.