Everton under Ancelotti
The current campaign has been a rather up and down ride for Everton.
The Toffees began the season with Marco Silva in the dugout.
However, after a dismal first half to the season, in which Everton looked in danger of being sucked into a relegation battle, Silva was dismissed in early December.
And after a brief period with Duncan Ferguson as interim boss, the Toffees managed to secure the services of decorated tactician Carlo Ancelotti.
The Italian has won a host of trophies across Europe, and Everton landing him was no doubt viewed as a major coup by the club’s fans.
Unsurprisingly, since Ancelotti took the reins at Goodison Park, Everton’s form has improved significantly.
In fact, Everton have lost just three league ties since the former Real Madrid boss took charge in late December.
Digne eyeing European football
And now, with such a decorated manager at the helm, it seems that Lucas Digne has high hopes for Everton.
Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports News on Monday, Digne was pressed on what his number one ambition is at Everton.
The Frenchman stated that he hopes to secure a European spot, with Digne having even gone as far as to suggest that the Merseyside outfit need to be playing Champions League football:
“To finish in Europe for sure. We have to finish very high. If we could finish in Europe, it would be the best for the club and the fans.
“We are building something, we are building a project. We have very good players.
“In a few years, they have bought a lot of players, they have invested a lot.
“We have to finish in the top four, top five, and to play the Champions League.”
Everton last plied their trade in the Champions League back in the 2005/06 campaign, but failed to make it to the group stages.
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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