Seamus Coleman has revealed how working closely with Carlo Ancelotti has reinforced his belief Everton have a “world-class manager”.
Coleman explained how the Italian’sman-management skills have already come to the fore during his short time in charge at Everton.
The Irishman added appointing a manager of Ancelotti’s pedigree reflects the Club’s appetite for success.
During a managerial career that has seen him lead European giants such as AC Milan, Juventus, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, Ancelotti has won 18 trophies, including three Champions League titles.
“He’s come here and probably seen how ambitious the Club is and that it’s matched his hunger,” Coleman said.
“Carlo and his staff have come in and been great. He is a great man.
“He is very approachable and very humble. Just the little bits he’s done in training and in a couple of the games – little tweaks he’s made – you can tell he is a world-class manager.
“[His appointment] shows the direction the Club is going in.
“There has to be excitement, but we have to get the results on the pitch now.”
Everton are unbeaten in three matches but sit 12th in the Premier League table following successive draws against West Ham and Newcastle United.
Club captain Coleman – who recently made his 300th Toffees appearance – explained how every player in the squad is working hard to showcase their qualities to the new manager as the Blues look to move up the standings.
“Carlo’s got his own ideas and we’ve all got to impress him and improve if we want to be in his plans,” he said.
“You have to impress, and you have to work hard.
“If we can soak up everything we can from this manager, it will only bode well. With the experience he has got in the game, we need to learn from that.
“We need to implement what the manager wants to do and hopefully we can start looking up and aim to catch the top seven, because it is quite tight.”