Podcast by Everton Football Club
Knowing Carlo: Episode 7. Sven Goran Eriksson
When Sven-Goran Eriksson was appointed boss of Roma in 1984, he inherited a gifted midfielder by the name of Carlo Ancelotti.
Eriksson promptly identified the Italian’s ability to inspire those around him and ultimately named him Roma captain.
Eriksson is convinced Everton pulled off a great coup when they landed Ancelotti as manager – and in this episode explains why he believes his former charge is simply addicted to the beautiful game…
Knowing Carlo: Episode 6. Paul Clement
Carlo Ancelotti was immediately impressed by the insight and communication skills of coach Paul Clement after being appointed Chelsea boss in the summer of 2009.
The pair would go on to win seven major honours together, including domestic titles in England, France and Spain, and the 2014 Champions League with Real Madrid.
Who better then to tell us what it’s like to be one of Ancelotti’s most trusted lieutenants…
Knowing Carlo: Episode 5. Xabi Alonso
Xabi Alonso first encountered Carlo Ancelotti when he took charge at Real Madrid eight years ago.
The pair won the 2014 Champions League together - and reunited when Ancelotti was appointed boss of Bayern Munich in 2016.
Alonso’s final season before retiring concluded with an Ancelotti-inspired Bundesliga title success.
In this episode, the Spaniard discusses Ancelotti’s ability to bring dressing rooms together – and explains how he finally ended Real’s long-wait for ‘La Decima’...
Knowing Carlo: Episode 4. Kakha Kaladze
Kakha Kaladze was at AC Milan for the duration of Carlo Ancelotti’s glittering eight-year reign.
The defender won two Champions Leagues and a Serie A title under the Italian and remains thankful to his former manager for his enduing support throughout traumatic off-field circumstances.
A prominent politician, Kaladze is now mayor of the Georgian capital Tbilisi – a role that sees him lean on the leadership lessons learned from 'Mister Ancelotti'…
Knowing Carlo: Episode 3. Pietro Vierchowod
Pietro Vierchowod was a formidable defender with Roma, Sampdoria and the Italian national team.
He was a teammate of Carlo Ancelotti in Roma’s Serie A winning team in 1982/83 and again with Italy at two World Cups.
Vierchowod and Ancelotti formed a strong bond and the centre-back is certain Italy’s fate at their own World Cup in 1990 would have altered had the pair not been left unused on the bench for a semi-final defeat by Argentina…
Knowing Carlo: Episode 2. Pietro Strada
Pietro Strada was a forward in Carlo Ancelotti’s Reggiana team when he embarked on his first managerial job 25 years ago.
Italian Strada played a key role in his side’s promotion to Serie A and followed Ancelotti to Parma the following season.
In this episode, Strada explains how even from those early days, he knew Ancelotti the manager was destined for the very top.