‘I am better and Napoli are better’: Carlo Ancelotti says his former side were right to sack him as he looks to deliver European football in his first season at Everton
- Carlo Ancelotti has reflected on his spell at Napoli after he was sacked last year
- The 60-year-old feels the club were right to axe him after a run of poor results
- Now Ancelotti is flourishing at Everton and looking to secure European football
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti believes his former club Napoli are better off without him in the dugout after he was sacked last year.
The three-time Champions League winner was axed after a run of poor form in December and replaced by Gennaro Gattuso, and despite the ex-AC Milan boss having a woeful start, Napoli have now picked up six wins in a row.
Ancelotti quickly made a return to management at Goodison Park, and he too has overseen a return to form, with the Toffees in contention for European qualification, and the 60-year-old feels Napoli made the right call to let him go.
Carlo Ancelotti has lifted Everton up the Premier League table after a difficult season prior
‘The decision was made in agreement and it was the right one,’ he told Rai Uno. ‘I am better, and Napoli are better.’
‘Napoli was a wonderful experience, I met players and people who were working with me. The city remains there and waits for me to have my holidays there.
Ancelotti admitted he was pleased with the start he had made with the Everton squad since taking over after steering them to five wins in his first nine games, with the Merseysiders just four points off fifth place.
Ancelotti lost his job at Napoli in December after overseeing a poor run of form at the club
A top five finish could be enough for Champions League football after Manchester City’s ban from the competition for the next two seasons.
‘Things are going well,’ he said, before reflecting that he was content at Napoli but simply didn’t deliver results. ‘
I didn’t need to be regenerated, I felt fine in Naples too. In football you are judged by the results and they weren’t at the squad’s level.
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