It‘s official: Carlo Ancelotti is the new trainer of Real Madrid. He succeeds Zinedine Zidane at the Santiago Bernabéu Estadio. It means a return to the old nest for the Italian manager.
The 61-year-old Ancelotti comes over from Everton and begins his second term as Real trainer. The Italian had a contract until the summer of 2024 with Everton, but it was bought off by De Koninklijke. Ancelotti stood for the group in Madrid between 2013 and 2015 and had the necessary successes. He made sure Real could catch La Décima, the tenth Champions League title.
The second season of Ancelotti at Real went less. This did not have to do with the performance of De Koninklijke, but mainly with the game of competitor FC Barcelona. Real took 92 points, but Barcelona managed to achieve even more, winning the La Liga title. Real didn’t get a price that season, and Ancelotti could get his rushes.
Everton can confirm that Carlo Ancelotti has left his position as manager to take up the role of Head Coach at Real Madrid.
— Everton (@Everton) June 1, 2021
Meanwhile speculation about the successor of Ancelotti has started with Everton. Marcel Brands is looking for a replacement and would have dropped his eye on Nuno Espirito Santo, who left Wolverhampton Wanderers after the last season. Steven Gerrard is also linked to The Toffees in the rumour circuit. It would be a piquant switch, given his Liverpool background.