Everton are set to name Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager, talkSPORT understands.
The Toffees are hopeful the Italian, who was sacked by Napoli last week, will be in charge for Saturday’s clash against Arsenal, in a game which is LIVE on talkSPORT.
Ancelotti arrived on Merseyside for talks about becoming Everton boss on Monday and has agreed a deal in principle with majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri to succeed Marco Silva, who was sacked earlier this month.
An announcement is set to be made shortly.
Duncan Ferguson is expected to remain part of the coaching staff having impressed in his role as caretaker manager.
Since taking temporary charge of the first-team, the Scot has guided the Toffees to a win over Chelsea and a draw against Manchester United.
Following the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, Ferguson, who will continue as caretaker boss for the Toffees’ Carabao Cup quarter-final against high-flying Leicester on Wednesday, insisted the club needed to employ ‘the best manager in the world’.
He said: “It’s buying them a bit of time to get the right man in. With a couple of results, they can make the process more diligent.
“We need the best manager in the world and I’ve not got the experience.
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“I’m all for us bringing in a top manager and if I can be part of it then great.”
Ancelotti, who has won three Champions League trophies as a manager, has two years’ worth of experience in England with Chelsea.
He won a Premier League title and an FA Cup with the Blues between 2009 and 2011.