Everton are considering a move to make Davide Ancelotti their new manager as they eye up alternatives to Marcelo Bielsa.
That’s according to the Daily Mail, who claim that Bielsa has now landed in the UK to hold talks with Everton over their vacant manager’s job.
It’s unclear whether Bielsa will actually fancy the move to Goodison Park though and Everton need to have alternatives in mind.
One of them, remarkably, is Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti.
Sean Dyche has been heavily mentioned in the last 24 hours but Everton could go very left-field and instead go for Ancelotti.
Ancelotti is the son of former Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti.
Born in Parm, Ancelotti played for AC Milan and Borgomanero before turning to catching at the age of just 20.
Ancelotti senior certainly gave his son a leg up in the football world, hiring him as a fitness coach at Paris Saint-Germain and then Real Madrid.
Ancelotti then become assistant manager to his father at Bayern Munich before following him to Napoli, Everton and Real Madrid again.
Still only 33, Ancelotti has yet to manage a team in his own right but could now be offered a shock return to Goodison Park.
Ancelotti finished top of the class when taking his UEFA A License, Ancelotti is a highly-regarded coach.
Everton players are understood to have loved Ancelotti first time around and those around him have described him as ‘intelligent and honest’.
This would be an enormous gamble for Everton considering their precarious position in the Premier League table.
Yet with Ancelotti already knowing some of the Everton squad and how the club operates, a daring move could become very appealing to the Toffees.