Everton supporters are getting quite used to people telling them how to feel.

When Ronald Koeman made the move to Goodison Park, questions arose around why he would leave Southampton to come to the Blue half of Merseyside after the Dutchman led the Saints to a rare Premier League finish above his new side in the table.

"Rare" being the operative word in that sentence.

When the club sacked Sam Allardyce the cries from others were all the same. Be careful what you wish for, what more can you want other than the ex-England boss?

Garth Crooks at that time said: "Sam Allardyce has come in, steadied the ship, got them winning football matches, going up the league and Everton fans have got the gall, the brass neck to complain?"

As if mid-table mediocrity is something Blues supporters should not only aspire to, but celebrate as well.

On the contrary, when Marco Silva was appointed, Farhad Moshiri faced questions from some about not being ambitious enough.

This was a man who couldn't save Hull City from relegation (although there were mitigating circumstances there) and was sacked by Watford, but the majority shareholder persevered and put his faith in the Portuguese boss.

Until recently, that faith looked like it was heading towards a better situation - but we all know what happened this season.

Farhad Moshiri and Marco Silva
Farhad Moshiri and Marco Silva

Now, the latest managerial search has thrown up a whole host of names.

Mikel Arteta, David Moyes and Jorge Jesus just to name a few before the real big hitter entered the mix - Carlo Ancelotti.

The most decorated option available to the Blues by far, the Italian was recently sacked by Napoli and has previously won trophies with the likes of Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.

A man who has seen it all at some of the best clubs across Europe, and still one of the most coveted names by any side when his availability is made clear.

The fact Everton were even set to approach Ancelotti was scoffed at by many. Why would he come to a club trying to claw themselves out of the relegation zone?

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Well, Blues supporters can see exactly why. This is the ambition they have wanted to see from their side for years.

It's not the first time big-name managers have been linked with a move to Goodison, with Diego Simeone being the most recent standout example.

But, this is the first one to see it through. This is the first time the ambition to seriously ask the question has paid off.

But, the real fact of the matter is, Moshiri identified the most decorated and successful manager on the market at the time and snapped him up.

New Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti speaks to Marcel Brands
New Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti speaks to Marcel Brands

Ancelotti has won a lot of trophies at a lot of different clubs across Europe, and he wouldn't be considered one of the continent's best coaches if he wasn't adaptable.

By all accounts the Italian is a strong man-manager, with many players from his previous sides lauding the methods of the 60-year-old in getting the best out of them.

Everton might in the bottom half of the Premier League table as things currently stand, but everyone knows that's not where this squad should be.

That's why there was a managerial change in the first place.

But that's just looking in the short term. It's the longer ambitions which are of so much more importance.

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Moshiri has identified the man he believes can not only push the Blues back into the section of the table they belong, but has the track record to take them to the next level.

This is, no doubt, the biggest managerial appointment in the long history of this club. It's a risk, of course, but what boss wouldn't be at this stage?

A host of uninspiring alternatives have been suggested by a litany of pundits who don't believe Everton are good enough for Ancelotti.

Supporters on the Blue half of Merseyside know for a fact that isn't true. This is a club that needs a lot of work, but now they have the most successful manager available to them at the helm to deliver that.

Everton fans will be delighted to see Carlo Ancelotti as the new manager, and quite rightly so.