Carlo Ancelotti returns to Real Madrid as manager to replace Zinedine Zidane

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.

Carlo Ancelloti will look to make his presence felt at Real Madrid. (Image Credit: Twitter)
By Arnab Mukherji | Jun 1, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Real Madrid have announced that Carlo Ancelloti will the club’s first-team manager for the next three seasons. The ceremonial signing of the contract will take place tomorrow. Club president Florentino Perez will lead the event that will take place at Real Madrid City, followed by Ancelotti addressing the media in an online press conference. The Italian returns to the Spanish giants having rewritten the history books during his first spell. Ancelloti was leading Everton in the Premier League until recently, with the manager’s departure certainly a massive blow for the English club.

Ancelloti managed Real Madrid for a two-season spell between 2013 and 2015. He led the team to the club’s 10th European Cup crown. Under Ancelotti’s leadership, the team reigned supreme in Europe 12 years on from the last continental triumph. It was recorded following an unforgettable win over Atletico in the Lisbon showpiece.

4 trophies during tenure at Real Madrid

Ancelloti helped the club win four trophies during his tenure at Real Madrid. He helped the Spanish giants win their 19th Copa del Rey trophy in the maiden season in the dugout, defeating Barcelona in the final. In his second year, he won a further two trophies. Real Madrid defeated Sevilla to win the UEFA Super Cup. They further beat San Lorenzo in the Club World Cup final. Ancelloti is the Real Madrid coach to have recorded the most wins (78) in his first 100 competitive games at the helm.

“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,” said Ancelloti as quoted by Everton’s official website.

“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.”

After calling time on a superb playing career, which yielded 14 trophies, his first success in management came during his stint at AC Milan, where he won two Champions League and UEFA Super Cups apiece, a Club World Cup, a league title, the Italian Cup and the Italian Super Cup.

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