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Today’s back pages: Carlo coup for Everton as Arsenal take the Mikel

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 17 December

There’s big managerial changes about to happen in the Premier League with Everton, Arsenal and West Ham United all lining up new bosses. 

The Daily Mirror and Daily Star both report that Carlo Ancelotti is closing in on the Everton job while Mikel Arteta is in line to take over at Arsenal.

It’s also reported by the Independent that David Moyes is a candidate to replace Manuel Pellegrini at West Ham.

Carlo coup

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri is understood to have held “positive talks” with Ancelotti. The experienced Italian coach, who previously managed Chelsea, was sacked last week by Serie A giants Napoli. 

The Daily Express calls it a “Carlo coup” for the Toffees and a deal could be in place in time for Ancelotti to take change of the team for Saturday’s Premier League fixture against Arsenal. 

Arsenal take the Mikel

Gunners director Josh Kroenke is due to meet with Manchester City assistant Arteta, says The Times, to discuss the vacant position at the north London club. 

Champions Man City are not happy with the way Arsenal have handled negotiations with Arteta. “Arsenal are taking the Mikel”, Metro reports. 

The Guardian adds that while City are unhappy with Arsenal’s tactics they will not stand in the way of Arteta becoming the next boss at the Emirates.  

Moyes set for West Ham return?

It’s not just Everton and Arsenal who are closing in on new bosses. According to the Independent Moyes is currently one of the leading candidates to replace Pellegrini at West Ham. 

Moyes, who previously managed the Hammers for six months from November 2017 to May 2018, could return on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

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