Ancelotti wants to win ‘prestigious trophy’ with Everton

Carlo Ancelotti has a desire to win the FA Cup with Everton and to take them back into the Champions League.

The Italian took over at Everton in December 2019. He has a win percentage of 48.78% from his 41 games as boss so far.

The Toffees have made a strong start to the new campaign. They sit seventh in the Premier League after picking up nine wins from their 16 outings.

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Ancelotti’s men are level on points with Tottenham in fourth, though they are a few places down due to them having a weaker goal difference.

It has been 25 years since Everton last won a trophy. At the end of the 1994/95 season, they beat Man United 1-0 at Wembley to win the FA Cup.

The closest they have come since then was when they were runners-up to Chelsea in the 2008/09 FA Cup.

Ancelotti’s side missed out on a place in the Carabao Cup semi-finals earlier this season. They were beaten 2-0 by Man United at Goodison Park at the quarter-final stage.

They have their first FA Cup tie of the season on Saturday. The Toffees host Championship side Rotherham United in the Third Round of the competition.

Ancelotti told Gazzetta dello Sport that winning the FA Cup and qualifying for the Champions League are his priorities as Everton boss:

“We want to return to Europe. At the moment, we’re in the race for the fourth spot with Leicester, Aston Villa and Chelsea.

“The English cup is the oldest football tournament in the world, and we want to honour it in the best way possible. Winning the FA Cup means putting a prestigious trophy in the cabinet.”

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