Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti is optimistic he can qualify the Toffees for the Champions League and turn them into title contenders
The Italian coach was appointed on December 21 in 2019, at which stage the club were stuck in the bottom half of the Premier League table.
The Merseyside blues started the season on a flying note with four successive wins and soon found their sparks again owing to recent victories over Chelsea and Leicester.
The additions of Abdoulaye Doucoure, Allan and James Rodriguez in the transfer window helped o strengthen the squad, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s continued development – he has 11 goals in the league so far – is a further positive for Everton fans.
Ancelotti would want to honour the club’s mandate which is qualifying Everton for European competition–reason for their spirited form this season.
“We can be more competitive, I hope, this season but also next season. We need to have at least two years’ time to improve and increase our level,” Ancelott,i who signed a four-and-a-half year deal told the Liverpool Echo ahead of Saturday’s home match with Arsenal.
“The target for next season will be to reach the top four in the Premier League, and when you are in the top four and you are able to fight for the top four, it means, at least, you can fight for the title.”