Carlo Ancelotti is set to return to Santiago Bernabeu after he has been reappointed as the new manager of Real Madrid following the resignation of Zinedine Zidane.
confirmed the signing ofEverton
The Frenchman left his position after a trophy-less season in his second spell with Los Blancos.
Ancelotti jumped to the front of the queue for the job when it had looked as though
were the main contenders.
The Italian coach first took charge at Madrid in 2013 and led the club to a famous tenth Champions League glory in his first season. He was sacked in 2015 after a second-place finish to Barcelona in La Liga.
said the 61-year-old would always have a place in the hearts of both the board and supporters and that could be the key factor in bringing the veteran coach back to the Spanish capital.
In a statement onEverton's website
, Ancelotti said:
“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.
“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.”