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Ancelloti likening Real Madrid to Ferrari and Everton to Fiat 500 infuriates Everton fans, who say ex manager is ‘sticking the knife in!’

Furious Everton fans claim former boss Ancelotti was having a dig at the club when he unhesitantly admitted it’s ‘better to have a Ferrari than a Fiat 500’ after being asked about the difficulties of coaching Real Madrid. Well, the indignant fans should at least be glad that the former Italian boss didn’t make other comparisons, like likening the Toffees to a Morris Minor!

Ancelotti made a sudden departure from the Merseyside in the summer, and was subsequently accused of jumping ship as soon as his former employers Real Madrid wanted him to make a speedy return to the Bernabeu. Understandably, many Evertonians have still not found room in their embittered hearts to forgive Ancelotti for coldly ‘abandoning’ the club in favor of the Spanish giants, and now it seems the Italian appears to have added insult to injury after making a rather racy comparison between both clubs that definitely did not go down well with his former fans at the English club.

Rather than reply with a stock answer or pay little heed to the question, the 62-year-old returned with a cryptic response which many now believe was a dig at his former club.

Ancelotti replied: ‘It’s better to have a Ferrari than a Fiat 500.’

The accomplished Italian’s first season in English football with the Toffees was not without its difficulties, after initially having gotten off to a great start to the campaign before having to navigate a barren patch.

The Italian was recently given additional funds to bring in Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure to bolster his midfield, while a move was also reunited with his former Madrid go-to player James Rodriguez, who has since exited Everton to join his former boss at the Bernabeu.

After Ancelotti’s comments began to go viral, Everton fans wasted little time in pelting the Italian with their indignant reactions.

One fan said it matter of fact on Twitter: ‘Carlo sticking the knife into #efc there!.’

Another, with a softer demeanor, saw the humor in the situation and wrote: ‘Finally some honesty from Ancelotti.’

Other supporters, clearly displeased with the current regime and Everton’s position in 11th, added: ‘And this Fiat 500 has broken down with Benitez behind the wheel!’

To some people however, Ancelotti’s words were received another way. One fan believed Ancelotti had actually slipped up and unintentionally outed himself as an incompetent manager who can only perform with ‘Ferrari’ level players at his disposal.

Twitter user @JohnH1gg wrote: ‘Unintentionally admitting he’s a s**t manager here.’

While he may have only managed a 10th place finish in the Premier League last season, Ancelotti currently has Madrid top of the pile in LaLiga, as things stand, with Los Blancos a point ahead of Real Sociedad having played one match fewer – with 30 points from 13 games and a superior goal difference of 18.