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Ancelotti looking far into Everton future with Kendall comments

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Carlo Ancelotti hardly needed to endear himself to Everton supporters any further.

The biggest managerial appointment in the club's long history has already taken time out to prove how important connecting to fans is.

Walks down Crosby beach, meeting supporters at Bootle Stand - the Italian has integrated himself in his new surroundings and learned about the community he has walked into.

Evertonians, of course, responded by quickly creating a chant for their new boss and making sure it was heard up and down the country before football was brought to a halt.

And then, he took things a step further when speaking about Everton's legendary manager, Howard Kendall.

Ancelotti told evertonfc.com: "It was really nice to see the film Howard’s Way and get to know the history of the club and the history of this legend, Howard Kendall.

"This is the goal that I have here at Everton, to try to be a good manager like Howard Kendall.

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"At the time, I was playing for Roma. Of course, we were looking at the [best] European teams and Everton was one of them.

"Last week, we celebrated the 35th anniversary of Everton’s Cup Winners’ Cup victory and I hope one day to bring the team to another final."

If Blues supporters didn't already love their boss, quotes like that will go a long way to securing that feeling for the Italian.

It is worth remembering that Ancelotti is one of the most decorated managers in the European game at the time of writing. Someone who has won three Champions League honours among a litany of other achievements across the continent.

However, despite all of his success even in relative terms to Everton's greatest manager, he understands the stature Kendall holds with supporters.

Howard's Way is a perfect chance for fans, old and young, to look back on his time with the club and see what a huge effect he had on one of the forgotten sides of the 80s.

It might have been easy for Ancelotti to focus on his own time at the club rather than look back at what has come previously.

But that's not his style.

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The Italian's comments show off a humble side, keen to learn everything he can about the club so that he might utilise history to set the wheels in motion for the future.

Despite how impressive his CV already reads before his time at Everton, he seems set on adapting himself to the culture of the club and making sure he is ready for the task ahead.

This all reads as someone who is planning far into the future.

Of course Evertonians want to see success return as quickly as possible, and Ancelotti's quotes around getting the club to a final show he respects those wishes.

But doing it in the right manner is also important. Kendall built a side that wasn't just content with one final. They eventually had a mentality of wanting to win every competition they were involved in.

The Blues have a long road ahead before they can realise that dream once again, but with Ancelotti at the helm things are beginning to look a lot more rosy.

And his humble nature when describing Everton's most beloved manager will only endear him further to the supporters who already back him immensely.




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