Carlo Ancelotti (born 10 June 1959) is an Italian professional football manager and former player.
“During the day I love to cook. I spend time cooking because it is one of my passions.
Carlo Ancelotti is turning himself into a master chef during the lockdown – although Everton’s Italian manager admits his passion for home cooking doesn’t yet stretch beyond a bowl of pasta.
Ancelotti is grateful for the relative freedom he gets in England to take bike rides and walks after buying a home in Crosby, while back in Italy, the coronavirus pandemic has been fought with much stricter measures on social distancing.
But Ancelotti admits that he just loves to rustle up something from his homeland by getting gastronomic in the kitchen.
Ancelotti said: “During the day I love to cook. I spend time cooking because it is one of my passions.
“My best dish? It is pasta. I can do pasta Bolognese, I can make pasta with mushrooms, I can make pasta carbonara.
“I am really good, I think!
“I don’t make my own pasta. That is the next step – my own homemade pasta.”
Ancelotti fills his evenings by watching box sets on TV – Ray Donovan, The Outsider, Money Heist and When They See Us are his current favourites.
Ancelotti, speaking to evertonfc.com, said: “If I walk, I go to Crosby, to the beach and sometimes I go biking to Formby.
“It is a beautiful area, the beach is really fantastic.
“It is a long beach, you can keep your distance when you walk. I enjoy this a lot.
“The weather is good and, honestly, it is beautiful here.
“It is not a good time in the world, in England and Italy and around Europe, because of this pandemic.
“But from the other aspect, the fact we have the possibility to walk and bike is important for ourselves – it is a good time for this.
“I met some supporters out biking, from a safe distance, of course.”
He added: “In Italy you are not allowed to do this.
“I am in contact with a lot of people in Italy and they are forced to stay at home, so it is not a good time for them.
“During the summer break I am used to doing exercise in Canada, biking and walking in the park.
“When I am working I have no time to do this, so I have problems with my knees.
“I try to use this time to improve the condition of my knees.”