Bramley Moore Boom – The Exciting Future Coming From Ancelotti’s Everton
While Jurgen Klopp’s incredible Liverpool side have been dominating Merseyside, winning the Premier League, Champions League and even the Club World Cup, the future also seems to be looking bright for their blue rivals.
Interested to find out more about Everton, and how they might be able to compete with Liverpool for glory in the coming years? Here’s a little bit of a closer look at their recent success with Ancelotti and surrounding fixtures, and their exciting future plans for a new, state-of-the-art stadium.
Up the Toffees
Everton had a great start to their Premier League season, winning their first few games and at one point topping the table, leading the pack and setting the standard with impressive performances both home and away. Dominic Calvert Lewin in particular has come in to his own as a striker so far this season, scoring multiple impressive headers and currently topping the scores table this season alongside Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min, Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah and, as always, Leicester’s Jamie Vardy.
Everton’s new manager Carlo Ancelotti is a certified, successful footballing figure, one of only three managers to have won the Champions League title three times in the past (with Milan and Real Madrid). Many were surprised at the news that he was coming to Everton when his talent became available, especially with potential positions at Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United available at the time. His style of play at Everton has already been turning some heads, and he was awarded the Premier League manager of the month award in September for the club’s strong start to their season. Only time will tell whether he will be able to repeat his prior successes and bring in some silverware for the club in the coming months and years (signed on a four and a half year deal with the toffees, not unlike Jurgen Klopp when coming to Liverpool).
Bramley Moore Stadium
Property investment company RWinvest report in many of their guides that Liverpool is undergoing a huge amount of development at the moment, and is one of the best places to invest in the country currently, with plenty of international interest as the two football clubs grow and succeed. After Liverpool’s Champions League success, mayor (and Evertonian) reported that the victory was worth around £150 million to the city in tourism.
Perhaps benefitting in part from their rival’s success, Everton are also expanding and growing while they look to the future, with their historic Goodison Park ground set to be relinquished in favour of a new, modern stadium on the city’s prolific northern dockland. Not only is this stadium more central and thus able to attract more tourism, but some of the facilities it offers will make the experience that bit much better for long-term and new fans alike. Surrounding the area, there will no doubt be a leisure space with areas to eat and drink, similar to the layout at Liverpool’s updated Anfield ground currently. The capacity of the new ground will be just over 52,000, a big upgrade from Goodison’s number, which sits just under 40,000.