I think we got lucky that Ancelotti was also available about a week after we sacked Marco Silva, otherwise I think we were looking at Vitor Perreira, David Moyes, Eddie Howe or Unai Emery if the original shortlist was accurate. However to be fair it was an opportunity we really went for and to convince a world class manager who has managed the top teams in France, England, Italy, Germany and Spain to join us when we were near the bottom of the table and hadn't finished in the top 6 for many years is absolutely incredible.
Still unsure fully what to make of Moshiri, since he came in there's no doubt things have looked a bit better on the commercial side and sponsorship agreements have certainly looked a lot more attractive plus the Bramley Moore stadium looks to be on the horizon. The footballing side though...there's no doubt that we have seen a significant amount of investment in the side in the last four seasons but it seems it has taken us a long time to try and get the personnel and structure right and there have been a lot of expensive mistakes along the way.
Hopefully Moshiri has learnt and I hope with Brands and Ancelotti at Everton in at least the next 2-3 years we will see Everton progress again after all these annoying setbacks.