Ancelotti names Everton player he tried to sign for Napoli

Matt Stead

Carlo Ancelotti is excited to work with Moise Kean after claiming he “tried to sign him” for Napoli.

Ancelotti started his new role as Everton manager on Sunday after watching a pretty sh*t 0-0 draw with Arsenal from the stands a day prior.

The Italian has inherited a talented but aimless squad from Marco Silva – although Duncan Ferguson worked wonders in steadying the ship in the interim.

At his first press conference on Monday, Ancelotti stated that the Scot will remain as his assistant, while also outlining his hopes for the team – and one unsettled player in particular.

“Moise Kean did really well last year,” he said. “When I was at Napoli I tried to sign him. He signed for Everton.

“He has a lot of talent. We have to consider that he is 19 years old and every player who changed country or team needs time for adaptation. We have to work on him to improve his quality.

“This club wants to improve, wants to compete. These were the reasons that I decided to come here.

“All the people that I met on Saturday were very kind, the chairman, the board, all the supporters. It was a really good day for me.

“I now have an idea of this team and this squad, today I start to work with a lot of commitment. I am really excited. I want to try my best to help the team to be better and help the club to be competitive and give happiness to supporters.

“Our goal is to try and play better football. These players have the quality to play better.

“Duncan (Ferguson) has done a fantastic job because the team has showed a fantastic spirit. After that we have to try to play attacking football. The supporters want to see attacking football and I want to put into this team a good style.

“The long-term goal is to be competitive.

“There are a lot of fantastic teams here but we want to be ambitious. We want to be competitive and (qualifying for) Europe would be good. It takes time, it will not be overnight.”