Carlo Ancelotti has officially been appointed as the new head coach at Real Madrid for the next three seasons. The club hired Ancelotti to replace Zinedine Zidane, who left last week after the team’s first trophyless season in more than a decade.
Real Madrid picked an experienced former coach instead of another former player to try to put the team back on track. The Italian has managed several top clubs, including AC Milan, Bayern Munich, and Chelsea, during his managerial career.
Before signing up at Madrid for his second spell, Ancelotti managed the premier league side, Everton, for one full season. But endured a disappointing 2020-21 campaign with the toffees.
After enjoying a strong start to their Premier League campaign Everton were favorites to finish in the top six at the league table. The Toffees, however, struggled to maintain consistency throughout the course of the campaign. Despite making many impressive signings, Ancelotti was only able to lead Everton to tenth place in the league table.
But that will be his past as he will be currently focusing on his second spell at Spanish Capital. Real Madrid stated that Ancelotti has agreed to a three-year contract. The Italian was also happy to join Los Blancos for the second time.
Ancelotti in his first spell at Real Madrid
The 61-year-old coached the Spanish giants for two seasons from 2013 to 2015, winning a total of four titles. Carlo Ancelotti was hired by Real Madrid as a replacement for Jose Mourinho in the summer of 2013.
In his first season at the club, Ancelotti led Real Madrid to their first Champions League title in twelve years. He also helped the club win Copa Del Rey and finish third in La Liga. Lifting the champions league title helped him to win the world’s best coach title that year.
In his second season, he led the Spanish giants to lift the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup title. But Madrid decided to drop Ancelotti after he failed to lead the club to the La Liga title in the 2014-15 campaign.
After leaving the Spanish capital he managed Bayern Munich, Napoli, and, Everton respectively. But now he has been called back by Madrid president Florentino Perez for his second spell.
Ancelotti will be taking over the reins of his former protege Zidane to kick-start a new era at the club. But the Italian has a handful of problems to address at Madrid with convincing some players to stay. So, lets see if Don Carlo can bring Real Madrid to its forgotten glory