Carlo Ancelotti appointed as the new Real Madrid manager, The LaLiga giants
had been on the hunt for a new boss ever since Zidane’s departure last week following
a sub-par 2020-21 campaign. And Ancelotti has been named as the man
to replace Zidane and will return to the club, he managed between 2013 and 2015.
Ancelotti, 61, had been under contract at Goodison Park until the end of 2023-24
But after the Toffees’ Champions League pursuit crumbled – eventually finishing the
season in tenth – Ancelotti terminated his contract to head back to the Spanish capital.
Everton confirmed Ancelotti’s exit in a statement on the club’s website.
It read: “Everton can confirm that Carlo Ancelotti has left his position as manager to
take up the role of Head Coach at Real Madrid. “Everton would like to place on record
its thanks to Carlo for his service to the Club over the past 18 months.
“The Club will begin the process of appointing a new manager immediately and will
provide updates in due course.” Ancelotti added: “I would like to thank the Board
of Directors, the players, and the Evertonians for the tremendous support they have all
given me during my time at the Club.
“I have complete respect for everyone associated with Everton and hope they can achieve
“While I have enjoyed being at Everton I have been presented with an unexpected
opportunity which I believe is the right move for me and my family at this time.”
The Italian spent two seasons in charge of Real Madrid between 2013 to 2015 having replaced Jose Mourinho.
In that time, Ancelotti won a staggering 75 per cent of his 119 matches and won the
Champions League, Copa del Rey and Club World Cup, before his brutal sacking.
the Champions League semi-finals – exactly what Zidane achieved in 2020-21.
Ancelotti had looked set to stay at Everton until their new stadium opened.
But the lure of Los Blancos was too much to resist, with the Italian back at the helm
of the Bernabeu boys.