With Everton scouring the market for a manager to replace Ronald Koeman, one name simply leaps off the page. The Toffees have been linked with the likes of former Watford boss Walter Mazzarri and even David Moyes has been tipped to return – but Carlo Ancelotti is the man the majority of supporters are dreaming about.
The report added that Ancelotti, however, would take a lot of convincing, having planned to take a number of months out of the game following his sacking by Bayern Munich last month.
And Italian publication Tuttomercatoweb has provided an update on the story on Tuesday morning, going as far as to claim that Everton had contacted the former Chelsea, AC Milan and Real Madrid boss just two days after Koeman was given his marching orders.
Though, as expected, the three-time Champions League winning manager has turned down the prospect of an immediate return to management.
This will come as a disappointing to a number of Everton supporters. Ancelotti is, after all, by far the most reputable name available at the moment and has experience of managing, and succeeding, with some of the biggest club sides in the European game.
With Ancelotti out of the running, however, Burnley supporters can be forgiven for feeling a little nervous with speculation surrounding Dyche increasing.