Everton midfielder Alan recently accepted an interview with the "Guardian", he said that coach Ancelotti is like his own teacher.
The Brazilian's respect for Ancelotti was overwhelming. In the summer transfer window, he rejected some offers from UEFA Champions League qualified teams, and instead chose to reunite with his mentor in Everton.
In the interview, Alan used the most word "teacher" to refer to Ancelotti. Speaking of the reasons, the Brazilian midfielder smiled and said: "This is because of the way he reads the game, the way he prepares for the game, and his relationship with the players. He is a master and he has achieved success in every team he has coached. Success, he deserves all praise."
Alan admitted that Ancelotti was a key factor in his move from Naples to Everton. "The cooperation with Anshuai and the size of Everton was the key to my consideration when I decided to join. I also received offers from other teams, but Everton was interested in me from the beginning. Faced with this strong desire and As promised, I stopped hesitating, rejected other teams, and then focused on signing Everton."