Former Premier League forward Dean Windass claims that the departure of Carlo Ancelotti will come as a relief for Alex Iwobi.
The Italian departed Goodison Park last week, returning back to Real Madrid having only been in charge of the Merseyside outfit for 18 months and after a season that went from them being labelled as possible title challengers to not even being able to finish in a European place in the Premier League.
And one player who, at least according to Windass, will have been happy to see Ancelotti leave was Iwobi, who struggled to nail down a place in the first-team, only starting 17 games in the league this season, and 21 in all competitions.
He explained as much speaking in an interview with Football FanCast:
“Iwobi struggled having arrived with a massive price tag of about £35 million and obviously it didn’t work out for him under Ancelotti.
“‘He’ll be delighted he’s gone, I think because that’s what players are like and I’ve been there and worn the T-shirt when managers have gone who didn’t really fancy you.”
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TIF Thoughts on Dean Windass’ comments about Alex Iwobi and Carlo Ancelotti…
A new manager might certainly allow Iwobi a better chance to show us what he can do, because the 25-year-old has shown in the past that he can be effective in the Premier League, scoring three goals and getting seven assists during his final season at Arsenal before signing for Everton in 2019.
So there clearly is a player there who could be of some use to the new Toffees boss, whoever it may be, but they just have to show a little bit of faith in him first. And whilst the new manager might have ideas about bringing in players that they are more comfortable with, they should give perhaps Iwobi a chance to prove himself first.