Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he does not use a hardline approach to get the best out of his players.

The Italian coach is well known for being one of the best man managers in world football, preferring an arm around the shoulder to coax the talent out of the players he’s worked with.

It’s been an approach that’s worked for him at several big clubs, particularly PSG and Real Madrid, where he united big squads full of talent to great success.

He now finds himself at Everton trying to do the same and insists he will not be changing his approach.

“It’s a complicated affair,” he told the Tiki-Taka show on La Repubblica, relayed by

“Fortunately, in my life, no one has ever used the whip against me, neither my father nor my trainers. If a company wants me to use it, I have the wrong address.”

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Despite enjoying huge success at Real Madrid, which saw them winning their tenth Champions League title, Ancelotti was sacked after a disappointing second year.

It was a similar story at Napoli where he was sacked midway through his second season despite having led them to the Champions League knockout stages.

He will be hoping to break the trend at Everton but says it is pointless worrying about being sacked anyway as managers are always the last to know.

“The dismissal is part of our job; it’s not an act,” he added.

“When things don’t work well between a coach and a club, it’s right to close down. If things work well, you can handle the most difficult situations but it should not be a forced marriage.

“The dismissal is not transparent; the coach is always the last to know. There are feelings, but until there is the official news, you do not know.

“In 2007 at Milan every time it was always said that it had to be my last match and then we won the Champions League.

“A coach only wastes time thinking about his dismissal: he has to think only about doing his job.”