Written by Gregg O’Keefe & Patrick Boyland Produced by Tifo Studios

Everton’s pursuit of Carlo Ancelotti was more than two years in the making.

Everton’s ambitious majority investor Farhad Moshiri has wanted a truly world-class manager ever since he took over in February 2016, a manager who really would bring the A-list to a region he had called the Hollywood of football.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago and, once again, Moshiri needed a new manager. He had dispensed with Marco Silva on December 6, and the pressure was on to finally find the man who can revive the fortunes of a club in which he has – under his watch – invested almost half a billion pounds on transfers alone.

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