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'When He Walks Into A Room, You Perk Up. He's Made A Few Tweaks'

'When He Walks Into A Room, You Perk Up. He's Made A Few Tweaks'

Carlo Ancelotti's time as Everton manager got off to an excellent start on St Stephen's Day with the club earning a 1-0 win at home to Burnley thanks to a diving header from Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

The Italian only took his first training session Monday and yesterday was his first game on the sideline.

"He's a manager who when he speaks, you listen," Seamus Coleman told the Everton club website regarding Ancelotti.

When he walks into a room, you perk up. He's made a few tweaks and I think our performance today deserved the three points.

Me, as a player, I listen and learn from every manager and respect them wholeheartedly but a manager with his track record, what he's done in the game, as a club we should be very proud, we should embrace it as players, soak it all up and learn from the best. And hopefully this can really kick us on.

Everton played in a 4-4-2 formation while defending and switched to 3-5-2 while in possession. Coleman formed part of that back three along with Mason Holgate and Yerry Mina.

"I enjoyed it," Coleman said of the tactical change.

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"It was something the manager worked on during the week - when we have the ball to drop into a back three.

"I was happy to do it, we did it for a few days in training and I really enjoyed it actually."

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