Ancelotti to Real Madrid
Premier League club Everton have been left in shocks after Carlo Ancelotti accepted the offer from Florentino Perez and agreed to return to Real Madrid.
Real Madrid had won their La Décima (meaning 10th in Spanish – 10th Champions League title) in 2014 in the coaching of Ancelotti.
Ancelotti received a strong offer from the Los Blancos over the weekend and as matter of fact, he was also willing to return to Real Madrid after a compensation package was agreed.
The Italian has signed a three-year contract for the second term.
Madrid turned to Ancelotti after missing out on Max Allegri, who has been re-appointed by Juventus.
The haste in which this move has been conducted, has thrown the Everton’s plans for next season into complete frenzy.
Additionally, Ancelotti will be accompanied by his son, Davide, to be his assistant, along with his son-in-law Mino Fulco.
Fulco was Everton’s Head of Performance.
Ancelotti’s long-serving fitness coach, Francesco Mauri, and analyst, Simeone Montanaro, are also expected to leave alongside him accordingly.
Ancelotti said in a statement: “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”.
He added; “I have complete respect for everyone associated with Everton and hope they can achieve the exciting opportunities they have in front of them”.
“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”.
Nuno Espirito Santo was quickly installed as one of the favorites to succeed Ancelotti but he is also wanted by Crystal Palace, who have been speaking to the Portuguese since last week.
Carlo Ancelotti official statement/farewell: “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. I’m joining Real Madrid”. 🔵📑 #EFC #Real #Ancelotti
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 1, 2021
In addition to that they were linked with Steven Gerrard, the current Rangers manager and Liverpool icon, however, there would be little chance of success if Everton decided to pursue the 41-year-old.