COACHES’ HIR­ING AND FIR­ING

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Lon­don, UK - Everton ap­pointed Carlo Ancelotti as the club's new man­ager on Satur­day, with the ex­pe­ri­enced Ital­ian tak­ing charge at Good­i­son Park on a four-anda-half year deal. Ancelotti, 60, will not take charge un­til the Box­ing Day visit of Burn­ley.

The three-time Cham­pi­ons League-win­ning coach was sacked by Napoli ear­lier this month but comes with a tro­phy-laden CV from spells at a clutch of Europe's top clubs, in­clud­ing Ju­ven­tus, AC Mi­lan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Ger­main, Real Madrid and Bay­ern Mu­nich.

"This is a great club with a rich his­tory and a very pas­sion­ate fan base," Ancelotti said in a club state­ment. "There is a clear vi­sion from the owner and the board to de­liver suc­cess and tro­phies.

"That is some­thing that ap­peals to me as a man­ager and I am thrilled at the prospect of be­ing able to work with ev­ery­body at the club to help make that vi­sion a re­al­ity."

Ar­se­nal’s Arteta says ‘will be ruth­less’

Lon­don, UK - Mikel Arteta has warned Ar­se­nal's un­der­achiev­ing stars that he will be 'ruth­less' as the new boss looks to re­store a win­ning men­tal­ity to his trou­bled club.

Arteta, who had been work­ing as an as­sis­tant to Manch­ester City man­ager Pep Guardi­ola, was hired by Ar­se­nal on Fri­day af­ter agree­ing a three-and-a-half-year con­tract to re­place the sacked Unai Emery. The for­mer Ar­se­nal mid­fielder ar­rives at the Emi­rates Sta­dium to find a team in cri­sis fol­low­ing a wretched run that cost Emery his job and reaf­firmed the sense the Gun­ners have lost their way since the fi­nal years of Arsene Wenger's reign.

Arteta, speak­ing at his of­fi­cial un­veil­ing at the Emi­rates on Fri­day, made it clear he will take a hard­line to en­sure the malaise doesn't con­tinue any longer. "I have to en­gage the play­ers, when I was here with Man City (last week) ev­ery­one was a bit down," Arteta told re­porters. "We have to have the right cul­ture here, if we don't then the tree will shake.

"The am­bi­tion of this foot­ball club is very clear. You have to fight for tro­phies and be in Europe. The rest is not good enough."

The 37 year old won the FA Cup twice in a five-year play­ing ca­reer with Ar­se­nal, then joined City to work with Guardi­ola af­ter re­tir­ing in 2016.

Fiorentina fires man­ager Mon­tella

Rome, Italy - Fiorentina an­nounced on Satur­day that it had fired coach Vin­cenzo Mon­tella with the club strug­gling in 14th in Ital­ian League

"Vin­cenzo Mon­tella has been re­lieved of his du­ties as head coach of the first team," the club said on its web­site.

"The de­ci­sion was taken fol­low­ing a long and de­tailed anal­y­sis of the team's per­for­mances and re­sults."

"Given the need to re­dis­cover the nec­es­sary grit and de­ter­mi­na­tion on the pitch and pro­duce an im­me­di­ate turn­around, the own­ers and man­age­ment de­cided that a change of coach was the best op­tion," the club con­tin­ued.

Mon­tella, a 45 year old for­mer Italy winger, man­aged Fiorentina from 2012-15 lead­ing the club to two fourth­place fin­ishes in league be­fore he was fired. Af­ter spells in charge at Sam­p­do­ria, AC Mi­lan and Sevilla, he re­turned to Florence in April.

For­lan named Pe­narol boss

Mon­te­v­ideo, Uruguay - For­mer Manch­ester United and Atletico Madrid striker Diego For­lan was named coach of Uruguayan gi­ant Pe­narol on Fri­day.

It's the 40 year old's first coach­ing job since hang­ing up his boots last year.

The win­ner of the Golden Ball at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa fea­tured for Pe­narol be­tween 2015-16.

As a player he helped Uruguay win the 2011 Copa Amer­ica for a record 15th time. He also won the English Premier League with United in 2003 and the Europa League with Atletico seven years later.

Carlo Ancelotti

Vin­cenzo Mon­tella

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