Carlo Ancelotti quit his role as head coach of Everton despite 3 more years left in his contract. The Italian tactician will join Real Madrid as Zinedine Zidane’s replacement.
- Carlo Ancelotti returns for a 2nd stint at Real Madrid
- Ancelotti leaves Everton with 3 years still left in his contract
- Ancelotti replaces Zinedine Zidane who quit after a trophy-less season
La Liga giants Real Madrid on Tuesday announced the signing of Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager. Ancelotti quit his role as the head coach of Premier League side Everton. Ancelotti replaces Zinedine Zidane who quit after Real Madrid failed to defend the league title last season.
Carlo Ancelotti returns to Real Madrid for a second stint. He was their manager between 2013 and 2015 and led the Madrid giants to Champions League title in his first year.
Ancelotti had joined Everton on a 4 and half-year contract in 2019. He leaves the role at Everton with 3 years left in his contract.
“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 the exciting opportunities they have in front of them,” Ancelotti told, as quoted by the Everton website.
“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.”
Notably, Zidane had left after a trophy-less season. It was the French great’s 2nd stint with Real. After finishing 2nd in the league, Real failed to go past the semi-final stage of the Champions League.
Zidane said that the lack of faith shown in him by the club led to his departure last week despite guiding the team to two La Liga titles and three Champions League trophies during his 2 coaching stints.
“I wasn’t asking for privileges, of course not, just a little more recollection. It hurt me so much when I read in the press, after a defeat, that I would be sacked if I didn’t win the next game.
“It hurt me and the whole team because these deliberately leaked messages to the media negatively influenced the squad, they created doubts and misunderstandings,” Zidane said last week.