Carlo Ancelotti has left his role as Everton manager to take up the position of head coach at Spanish La Liga side Real Madrid.
Real Madrid announced the move in a statement and confirmed their former boss has been re-appointed on a deal until the end of the 2023/2024 season.
“Real Madrid C. F. announces that Carlo Ancelotti will be the club’s first-team coach for the next three seasons,” the statement read.
“The ceremonial signing of the contract will take place tomorrow with club president Florentino Pérez at Real Madrid City, after which Ancelotti will address the media from 6pm (CET) in an online press conference.”
Ancelotti has returned to the Bernabeu following Zinedine Zidane’s departure after the Frenchman failed to win a trophy in the 2020/2021 season for the first time since the 2009/10 campaign.
During his first spell at the Bernabeu, Ancelotti led Real Madrid to victory in the 2014 Champions League final against rivals Atletico Madrid, as well as winning the Copa del Rey, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup that year.
However, Ancelotti was sacked in 2015 after ending the season without a major trophy, after which he went on to coach Bayern Munich and Napoli, before joining Everton.
Ancelotti released a statement on his Twitter account, revealing that he decided to depart Goodison Park for a new challenge at a club that is “always in my heart”.
“I would like to thank Everton FC, my players and the supporters for giving me the opportunity to manage this fantastic and historical club,” Ancelotti said. “I decided to leave as I have a new challenge with a team that was always in my heart, Real Madrid.”
“I leave taking with me all the amazing moments we have experienced together and wish the Club and fans all the best.”
Credit Voice of Nigeria