Everton sets to appoint Zlatan Ibrahimovic as player manager
The Swedish international is in negotiations with Everton according to reports from Italy
Newly appointed Everton manager is making arrangements to sign free agent Zlatan Ibrahimovic if he is ready to take the job, the ex-Napoli manager is currently in talks with the Toffees concerning their vacant managerial role since the sack of Marco Silva this month.
Ancelotti is once a manager to Zlatan, but the Italian boss has not lost hope of being reunited with the Swedish best player and the both could end up together in the Premier League side Everton according to Rai Sport pundit Paolo Paganini.
Zlatan has been in the MLS sside LA Galaxy since leaving Manchester United, he now stands as a free agent having left LA Galaxy last month and is being linked with the Seria A clubs AC Milan, Bologna and Napoli.
He played under Ancelotti just one season in the French club PSG, netting 35 times for the Ligue 1 giants and as the lift the Ligue 1 glory in 2012-2013.
While Ancelotti was in Napoli, he joked about bringing Ibrahimovic to Napoli in October, also Napoli manager Aurelio De Laurentiis has poured cold water on any chance of the forward coming to Stadio San Paolo in January.
“I will call him tonight and say we are waiting!” Ancelotti joked after Napoli’s 2-0 victory against Hellas Verona.
“I have a great deal of affection for him, I saw he scored 29 goals in 30 MLS games. Tomorrow, after I have called him, I will let you know how it went!”
Meanwhile Ancelotti have not yet been declared Everton manager, but the Italian boss remains the favorite to succeed Marco Silva at Everton, the club issued a statement on Monday to declare that no deal has been made for now.
“In the 11 days since Marco Silva left the club, the Everton board has been working to recruit a new permanent manager, and has held meetings with a number of candidates.” They said.
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“We can confirm that thus far no contract offer has been made and no candidates have chosen to withdraw from the process.”