Carlo Ancelotti has reaffirmed his motivation behind returning to the Premier League as Everton manager.
In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports’ Jamie Carragher, Ancelotti said: “First of all I wanted to come back to Italy [after leaving Bayern]. I had an experience at Napoli and it was a good experience there but if I had to choose a league, I wanted to come back to the Premier League for the atmosphere you feel here and the atmosphere the Premier League has.
“The fact I had the opportunity to come to Everton was really important. Everton is a club with a fantastic history, fantastic tradition and they have a goal to be at the top. We are trying to, if we are able after the COVID [shutdown], we will try to do our best.
“I miss my players. Through my staff, we are in contact with them, they are working a lot at home but of course, everyone else would like to start soon. This is not the comfortable behaviour with how we would like to work or spend time together. The way I like more is to stay with my players and train with them, work with them, talk with them and I hope that soon, we will be able to do this.
“I think everyone in the club is working to try to be at the top soon. Of course, there is a lot of competition here in the Premier League but I think we have a possibility. We have a good goal, we are building a new stadium so we know that behind us is fantastic supporters and fans that help us to be motivated. I think soon, we can be competitive.”
"If I had to choose a league, I wanted to come back to the Premier League" 🏴
Carlo Ancelotti talks to @Carra23 about the atmosphere of the English game and Everton's ambitions