Everton ‘in talks with fired Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo’ as Italian joins race to replace Ancelotti

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Everton ‘launch talks with fired Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo’ as the Italian joins Nuno Espirito Santo and David Moyes on Toffees’ shortlist to replace Carlo Ancelotti

  • Everton fans were stunned this week when Carlo Ancelotti retired from Real Madrid
  • Nuno Espirito Santo, Rafa Benitez and David Moyes are all confused
  • Andrea Pirlo was sacked by Juventus this summer and is in the race
  • The Italian maestro is reportedly in talks with the Toffees to take charge

Andrea Pirlo could jump straight back into management after his sacking from Juventus, with the Italian reportedly in talks to replace his longtime AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti at Everton.

The Italian maestro lifted silverware in the Coppa Italia last season, but a dismal title defense and an increasingly restless Cristiano Ronaldo saw him leave Turin.

Everton fans were stunned by Carlo Ancelotti’s departure earlier this week, three years before the end of his Goodison Park deal. The 61-year-old had talked about lifting the Toffees to the Champions League spots, but has instead moved back to Real Madrid for a second stint.

Andrea Pirlo lined up to become the next Everton manager after Carlo Ancelotti .’s departure

Ancelotti had promised Champions League football at Everton, but switched to Real Madrid

Ancelotti had promised Champions League football at Everton, but switched to Real Madrid

Pirlo never brought his graceful style to the Premier League as a player, but is among those considered on Merseyside, with football market reports that Everton is in talks with the 41-year-old and will make a decision in the coming days.

The Italian could opt for a less conspicuous job, in which Sassuolo and Verona would also be interested.

Pirlo was pushed into Juve’s hot seat under high pressure just nine days after he was named coach of the club under 23, replacing Maurizio Sarri.

Midfielder Adrian Rabiot recently admitted a reason for Pirlo’s struggle in Turin: “Maybe because some of us didn’t understand his ideas as well as we could have, like defending with a 4-4-2 and then switching formation in the other stages , maybe going out of your favorite part.

Pirlo was sacked by Juve at the end of the season after his Serie A title defense fell flat

Pirlo was sacked by Juve at the end of the season after his Serie A title defense fell flat

The former Italian midfielder could replace his old AC Milan boss at the Merseyside club

The former Italian midfielder could replace his old AC Milan boss at the Merseyside club

“However, I messaged him to say that he deserved a little more time to demonstrate the quality of his ideas. Unfortunately in current football there is no time at certain levels.’

The report also claims the Toffees are interested in Claudio Ranieri, the hero of Leicester’s 2016 title win.

The former boss of Chelsea, Fulham and Juventus left Sampdoria this summer, with the Serie A side in much better shape than when the veteran boss arrived.

Ranieri led the club away from relegation in 2019-20 after seven games into the season before securing ninth place last season.

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