The Italian manager is stepping down as manager of Premier League club Everton to join the Spanish giants. After the announcement of his departure, he took to Twitter to thank the club.
“I am leaving taking with me all the amazing times we have had together and I wish the Club and the fans the best.”
A former Italian international player, Ancelotti has consistently won trophies during his illustrious career as a player and manager and is one of only three managers to have won three Champions Leagues.
The 61-year-old has previously led European superpowers AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich, winning trophies at all of these clubs.
During his time in Madrid with Real, he helped the club win their long-awaited 10th Champions League title in 2014, beating city rivals Atletico in the final.
He left a year later, but returns in 2021 with a three-year contract after Real’s first season in 11 years without lifting a trophy.
“Although I enjoyed being at Everton, an unexpected opportunity was presented to me and I think it’s the right decision for me and my family right now.”
He leaves Everton in search of their sixth permanent manager in five years.