Carlo Ancelloti has left a heartbreaking note to Everton fans as he joins Real Madrid after a one-season run with the English Club.
In his goodbye message, Ancelloti stated that he decided to ditch Everton because Real Madrid was always close to his 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. I decided to leave as I have a new challenge with a team that was always in my heart, Real Madrid,” Ancelloti wrote on Twitter.
He added, “I leave taking with me all the amazing moments we have experienced together and wish the Club and fans all the best.”
Madrid moved quickly on Monday night after the departure of Zinedine Zidane, and contact was made through intermediaries.
President Florentino Perez sees the Italian – who won the Champions League with Madrid in 2014 – as one of the few coaches who understand the unique context of the Bernabeu job, even though there is an increasing belief that Europe’s most successful club actually need a wholesale revolution.
Zidane was scathing of the running of the club in an open letter to media explaining his departure.
Real Madrid’s choice of Ancelotti is an interesting one, especially considering that Carlo is coming off of a particularly underwhelming 10th place finish with the Toffees in last season’s Premier League campaign, especially since Everton spent big money in order to make a push under a manager with European credentials. However, it may be a stronger indication of the state of Madrid’s finances.
Ancelloti has been even been confirmed by Real Madrid which proves their seriousness in the club to get back to winning ways.
Real Madrid this finished season has gone without any major trophy which angered the Club’s bosses.