Mason Holgate praises Carlo Ancelotti’s son Davide as an ‘incredible’ coach

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Mason Holgate calls Davide, the son of Carlo Ancelotti, an ‘incredible’ coach, as he appears to be playing a vital role in his attempt to get Everton back to Europe for the first time since 2018.

  • Carlo Ancelotti’s son Davide has become an important part of the coaching team
  • Defender Mason Holgate says he is an ‘incredible’ coach and comparable to his father
  • Holgate added that you can talk to him about many things, not just football

There is more than one Ancelotti playing a pivotal role in the effort to bring Everton back into Europe for the first time since 2018.

While manager Carlo is known around the world, his son Davide has also become an important part of the coaching line-up as the club seeks to restore its former glory.

“Davide is also a very good coach, incredible to be honest, one of the best I have worked with,” praised defender Mason Holgate, part of the squad facing Brighton on Monday.

Carlo Ancelotti Davide's son (above) has become an important part of the coaching team

Carlo Ancelotti Davide’s son (above) has become an important part of the coaching team

‘He looks like his father, calm and easy going. You can talk to him about many things, not just football. He’s a really good coach and owns what he’s talking about. All the staff that brought in the gaffer are the same easy going, nice people you can talk to. ‘

Everton got a late equalizer against Crystal Palace on Goodison on Monday, but their out-of-shape was key to their European challenge.

“We know with the quality we have in our roster, it’s not acceptable to drop these points consistently,” added Holgate.

Defender Mason Holgate says he's an 'incredible' coach and comparable to his dad (right)

Defender Mason Holgate says he's an 'incredible' coach and comparable to his dad (right)

Defender Mason Holgate says he’s an ‘incredible’ coach and comparable to his dad (right)

Holgate (above) said that as a player you can 'talk to him about a lot of things, not just football'

Holgate (above) said that as a player you can 'talk to him about a lot of things, not just football'

Holgate (above) said that as a player you can ‘talk to him about a lot of things, not just football’

‘If you look at where we could have been if we picked up those points, it’s scary. But there is nothing we can do about it now. We can only move on and we are still in the race for Europe.

“ We have to put that to bed (the points dropped), learn from it and know we can’t let it happen, and carry on for a strong end to the season.

‘Brighton is another difficult game. If you look at the results they’ve picked up recently, they are a good team and they play nice football.

They fight to stay up, but we fight to play for Europe and that means just as much to us.

“We have to go out and – no offense to Brighton – it’s a game where we have to take three points if we want to get where we want to be.”

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