By Alex Bowmer For Mailonline
Published: 19:17 GMT, 28 November 2020 | Updated: 19:19 GMT, 28 November 2020
There has been an outpouring of grief following the death of Diego Maradona on Wednesday and Carlo Ancelotti is one of those who holds fond memories of the Argentinian genius.
The tearful Everton manager bowed his head before being overcome with emotion towards the end of the minute's applause before his side's match against Leeds United on Saturday evening.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Ancelotti was an eye-catching midfielder at Roma when Maradona arrived at Napoli in 1984 following a two-year spell with Barcelona.
A tearful Carlo Ancelotti remembers his old friend Diego Maradona during a minute's applause
The Italian kissed his glove in prayer to honour a player who was always fiercely competitive
Roma had just missed out on the title that year, while Napoli clung on to their Serie A status after finishing the season just a point above the relegation zone.
The gap closed immediately in Maradona's first season in Italy, with Roma finishing one place