When Carlo Ancelotti left Everton, they were losing one of the most decorated coaches in world football.
The Italian is a proven winner who has lifted major trophies in Germany, England and Spain. Ancelotti is also a manager who’s had the privilege of coaching some of the finest footballers to grace the modern game.
Therefore, to even have him at Goodison Park in the first place was a considerable coup for Farhad Moshiri.
As the hierarchy contemplate replacements, they will need to consider more proven winners.
Rafa Benitez, a Champions League winner with Liverpool, has been contacted, while Manuel Pellegrini is also an option. The Chilean is another coach with a background of success, guiding Manchester City to the Premier League title in 2013/14.
A fresh name in the hat to become Everton’s new manager is one of the most successful around. In this instance, we’re talking about Turkey’s answer to Pep Guardiola – Fatih Terim.
According to Fotospor, Everton have made an offer to the 67-year-old in a bid to bring him to England. Moshiri ordered Marcel Brands to speak with Terim and a meeting has taken place behind the scenes as the club step up their chase for Ancelotti’s successor.
That said, he’s enjoyed an enormous amount of success throughout the years. When it comes to winning titles on a regular basis, there are few better around Europe.
Terim impressively won the UEFA Cup with Galatasaray at the turn of the millennium and has gone on to win the top flight of Turkish football with the same club on eight different occasions. He has three Turkish Cups to his name and also reached the semi-finals of the European Championship in 2008 when he led his home nation.
His record is fabulous, but whether he’d be able to impress in English football remains to be seen.
As we all know by now, the Premier League is a different beast to many leagues around the world. The money and expectations are huge but Terim has achieved above expectations in the past – that UEFA Cup win and European Championship run tell a fascinating story.