Carlo Ancelotti has revealed his long-term ambition to remain at "beautiful club" Everton to “fight for titles and to be competitive in Europe”.
The Italian set out his goal to lead the Blues into a successful new era at the Club's new home at Bramley-Moore Dock, adding: “It would be a dream to hear the fans sing my song at the new stadium!”
Ancelotti was appointed Everton manager in December, just days before the Club submitted its planning application for an iconic new waterfront stadium on the banks of the River Mersey, and spoke of how quickly he has settled on Merseyside.
Ancelotti arrived at Everton having earned a reputation as one of the foremost managers in world football.
The former AC Milan and Real Madrid boss has led teams to domestic titles in Italy, England, France and Germany. He has also won the Champions League a joint-record three times as a manager.
Ancelotti detailed his appetite to achieve further success with Everton and explained how the Club’s aspirations match his long-term goals.
“I signed a four-and-a-half-year deal and I would like to finish my contract, to stay here, to do my best,” he said.
“And after that, if there is a possibility to continue, I would like to stay more. The ambition and idea is to stay longer.
“The plan is quite clear. First of all, the Club is going to build a new stadium, which is really important.
“The Club has big ambitions to be competitive in the Premier League and in Europe. We are working for this.
“The base of the squad is very good. We have some young players that are growing. Year-by-year, I think we are going to improve.”
Asked where he envisions Everton being in three years, Ancelotti replied: “I think I see Everton [towards] the top of the table, fighting for some titles, fighting to be competitive in Europe.
“And, hopefully, in the new stadium with all the crowd singing my song [laughs]. This is the dream!”
The swiftly-coined Carlo Fantastico chant reflects the high esteem in which Ancelotti is already held by Evertonians.
The Blues have won five and drawn two of his eight Premier League matches in charge and are hunting a Europa League spot having risen to seventh in the table.
Ancelotti says Everton’s “family” environment and the shared passion of the Club’s supporters, staff and players have helped him quickly settle on Merseyside.
“Everton is a beautiful club,” he said. “And we have a beautiful training ground.
“You spend most of your time here [at USM Finch Farm] – you spend more time here than in your house. It is one of the best training facilities that I have ever seen.
“This place is a family. It is a real family.
“There are a lot of Evertonians that are working at this club.
“Also, the atmosphere in the stadium and in the city, you see how our supporters are so passionate and close to the team, to the players. It is a family.
“Liverpool is a nice city, too. It is particularly different from London. The people are really friendly. I like it here.
“I just have to get used to the weather! After Napoli, I have to adapt a little bit, but it is no problem. “It [the weather] is like the north of Italy and I was born there so I have no problem for this!
“I came here because it was a great opportunity.
“It is a great club with great tradition - and a club that has big ambitions.”