Manager of Everton, Carlo Ancelotti is in discussions with Real Madrid authorities to take over as the club’s next coach following Zinedine Zidane’s sudden departure on Thursday, May 27.
Ancelotti, 61, is expected to replace Zidane as manager of the Spanish giants for a second time, having previously led them between 2013 and 2015.
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When he took over at Everton in December 2019, the Italian signed a four-and-a-half-year deal, but he only stayed for 18 months.
After five years, the Toffees are seeking for their sixth permanent manager.
In 2019-20, the Merseyside club ended 12th in the Premier League, before finishing 10th in Ancelotti’s first full season in command.
Ancelotti, along with Liverpool great, Bob Paisley and former Real manager, Zinedine Zidane, is one of just three managers in history to win three European Cups.
He won two Champions Leagues with AC Milan and one with Real Madrid, making them the first club to win the title 10 times, dubbed “La Decima” (the 10th).
The Italian legend has won domestic titles in Italy with Milan, England with Chelsea, France with Paris St-Germain, and Germany with Bayern Munich.
In his first season in command, he led Chelsea to the Premier League and FA Cup double, but he was fired after failing to win a trophy the following season.
Madrid has resorted to Anceloti with the hopes of benefitting from his creative ideas and expertise in order to keep the Spanish giants on top of their game.